Russell Martin’s management team has confirmed to KDKA-TV that they have officially rejected the Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer.
Reports earlier this week hinted that the Chicago Cubs had serious interest in free agent catcher Russell Martin, and now word has surfaced that the Cubs have already met with Martin and are pulling out all the stops in courting him.
In this edition of “The Pirates Hot Stove Report with Colin Dunlap,” Colin talks about the Pirates’ qualifying offers to Russell Martin and Francisco Liriano and which teams will be suitors for Martin’s services.
The Pirates offered catcher Russell Martin a $15.3 million qualifying offer on Monday, and today he is in high demand.
Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.
Coming off getting a win over the Chicago Cubs, Pirates starter Edinson Volquez joined Pirates postgame with Dan Zangrilli and Kevin Orie and talked about where he sees himself next year given that he’s a free agent following this season.
Rookies Javier Baez and Matt Szczur homered, and the Chicago Cubs snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
Gerrit Cole won consecutive starts for the first time since early June, NL batting leader Josh Harrison had three hits and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 Friday night for their seventh win in eight games.
Francisco Liriano struck out nine in six innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Saturday for their second win of the day.
Josh Harrison hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday in the conclusion of the series opener that was suspended due to rain.
The Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs game has been suspended by rain with one out in the top of the seventh inning on Friday.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Brandon Cumpton pitched seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider hit a solo homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday.
Gregory Polanco felt he was safe. Standing in the on-deck circle, Josh Harrison thought the rangy rookie had another hit. Same for manager Clint Hurdle.