February 24, 2013
Russell Martin's selfishness hurts Team Canada
By BOB ELLIOT, QMI Agency

Pirates catcher and wannabe shortstop Russell Martin won't play for Team Canada at the upcoming World Baseball Classic. He would play only shortstop and his pro team said no way. (CRISTOBAL HERRERA/QMI Agency)

Russell Martin will not play shortstop for Team Canada.

The catcher will not play at all in the World Baseball Classic.

Martin is picking up his shin guards, chest protector, jock and staying at McKechnie Field, spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

“No WBC for me,” said Martin, seated outside the Pirates clubhouse Sunday afternoon.



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