3/26KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Four players cut: The Pittsburgh Pirates have reassigned IFs Andy Marte and Corey Wimberly, C Dustin Brown and P Brian Burres to minor league camp,...[+] according to Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
3/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Several spots left: Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Andy Marte, OF Steve Pearce, IF Josh Rodriguez, IF Pedro Ciriaco and 2B Corey Wimberly are still competing...[+] for roster spots this spring, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. OF John Bowker is also a candidate for a roster spot.
3/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Steve Pearce eliminating leg kick: Pittsburgh Pirates OF Steve Pearce eliminated the leg kick in his swing roughly a week ago in order to simplify his mechanics...[+] at the plate, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. 'You don't want to take away what's natural but you definitely want to be simplified, so things can be maintained very easily,' hitting coach Gregg Ritchie said. 'There is a magnitude of things that it's going to accomplish. He is seeing the ball bigger, eliminating the strikeouts, putting the ball in play and hitting the ball on the money.' Pearce is feeling good and has reached base in five of his last eight spring at-bats. He is competing with 3Bs Garrett Atkins, Andy Marte and Josh Fields for a corner utility role.
1/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Jeff Clement falling down depth chart: Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Jeff Clement is a long shot to make the big league roster out of Spring Training now that the team has 1B...[+] Garrett Atkins, 1B Lyle Overbay, OF Steve Pearce, 3B Andy Marte and 3B Josh Fields, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. 'You don't want to ever say a player has missed it,' general manager Neal Huntington said of Clement. 'The potential is still there. We have seen the raw power. We still see the things that we liked when we acquired him as part of the five players that we got from Seattle. But there may be some things out of his control.'
12/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Andy Marte to play corner infield positions: Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Andy Marte will see time at first base and third base during spring training, with an opportunity to win...[+] a spot on the 25-man roster as a utility corner infielder, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
12/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Sign three: The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent 1B Andy Marte (Indians), P Fernando Nieve (Mets) and C Dustin Brown (Red Sox) to minor...[+] league deals Wednesday, Dec. 1, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel.
11/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte becomes FA: The Cleveland Indians outrighted IF Andy Marte off the 40-man roster, and he's opted for free agency, according to the team's...[+] Twitter page.
8/30KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Matt LaPorta leaves Sunday due to injury: Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta (hip) left the game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Aug. 29, with a strained left hip...[+] after a flyball out to end the fourth inning, according to The Associated Press. The injury prompted several switches. SS Jason Donald went to second base as 3B Andy Marte moved from third base to replace LaPorta and IF Luis Valbuena switched from second to third.
7/30KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte pitches: Cleveland Indians 1B Andy Marte pitched a perfect ninth inning after Indians pitchers allowed 11 runs and allowed a season-high...[+] 12 walks, Thursday, July 29, The Associated Press reports.
7/29KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Many options for third base: The Cleveland Indians have many options at third base for next year, which was part of the reason general manager Mark Shapiro...[+] traded away 3B Jhonny Peralta Wednesday, July 28, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff. 'This was not really a money-motivated deal,' Shapiro said. 'This is more about a combination of a projectable arm we're getting back and the reality that we wanted to take a look at some of our internal third-base alternatives for next year, because we think they can help us this year and next year.' The current options at third base include 2B Luis Valbuena, 3B Andy Marte and 2B Jayson Nix. Marte played third Wednesday, and 3B Jared Goedert will also see some looks at some point.
7/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte added to lineup : Cleveland Indians 1B Andy Marte as been added to the starting lineup, playing third base and hitting eighth, reports Dennis Manoloff,...[+] of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
7/9KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte goes yard Thursday: Cleveland Indians 3B Andy Marte hit his first home run Thursday, July 8, since April 22, according to The Associated Press. ...[+]
7/6KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Matt LaPorta not playing Tuesday: Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta (head) is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 6, with 3B Andy Marte starting in his place and hitting...[+] seventh, according to ESPNCleveland.com.
7/6KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Matt LaPorta homers, gets hurt in same game: Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta (head) hit a two-run homer and then suffered an injury to his head Monday, July 5, when he was...[+] accidentally elbowed by Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus. According to The Associated Press, LaPorta initially stayed in the game but later left it, and he is day-to-day. IF Andy Marte took his place.
News -- June 2010
6/11KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte commits three errors in an inning: Cleveland Indians 1B Andy Marte committed three errors in the first inning Thursday, June 10, against the Boston Red Sox, according...[+] to The Associated Press.
6/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte activated: The Cleveland Indians activated 1B Andy Marte (stomach) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, June 7, according to CBSSports.com....[+]
6/2KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte update: Cleveland Indians 1B Andy Marte (stomach) could go on a rehab assignment this week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports....[+]
News -- May 2010
5/15KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte placed on 15-day disabled list: Cleveland Indians IF Andy Marte (stomach) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of an infected ingrown hair on his...[+] stomach which required surgery, according to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
5/10KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte drives in three as team ends losing streak against Detroit: Cleveland Indians 1B Andy Marte had three RBIs Sunday, May 9, as the team ended a 10-game losing streak against the Detroit Tigers...[+] with a 7-4 victory. According to The Associated Press, Cleveland hadn't beaten the Tigers since Aug. 2.
News -- April 2010
4/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Jhonny Peralta to remain starting third baseman: Despite Cleveland Indians 3B Jhonny Peralta's early offensive struggles and 3B Andy Marte's 2-for-3 performance against the Minnesota...[+] Twins Thursday, April 22, manager Manny Acta said Peralta will remain the club's starting third baseman, according to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Acta met with Peralta before the game Wednesday, April 21, and told him he was being dropped to seventh in the batting order and would be given the following day off. He also suggested staying back in his batting stance and using his legs more. When Peralta returned to the starting lineup Friday, April 22, he hit in the fifth spot. Peralta has one home run, four RBIs and a .140 average (6-for-43) entering play Saturday, April 24.
4/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Andy Marte homers Thursday: Cleveland Indians 1B Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and drove in three runs in a winning effort Thursday, April 22, according...[+] to The Associated Press' Dave Campbell.
4/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Indians | Jhonny Peralta resting Thursday: Cleveland Indians 3B Jhonny Peralta received the day off Thursday, April 22, after being dropped to No. 7 in the lineup Wednesday,...[+] April 21, according to MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince. 1B Andy Marte replaced Peralta Thursday, which was considered a normal off day. However, Peralta is hitting just .140 with a .552 OPS this year.
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