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WBC no-show Martin just taking Pirates' advice
By BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency


Pirates catcher Russell Martin (left) chats with teammate Lucas May during spring training in Florida. (REUTERS)


Every soap opera has a villain.

So in the case of Russell Martin not playing for Team Canada next month, is it:

A) The Pittsburgh Pirates, who told their expensive free-agent catcher that they did not want him playing shortstop?

B) Martin for wanting to play short?

C) Greg Hamilton, director of Baseball Canada national teams?

“Well it’s certainly not Greg,” said Martin Sunday afternoon. “The Pirates didn’t feel I should play short.







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