Russell Martin Back in Action Tuesday

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Russell Martin Back in Action Tuesday
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When Russell Martin got back in action Tuesday, it marked the end of a weeklong stretch during which the Pirates' bench was short-handed practically every day. It is not always immediately clear whether a player needs to go on the disabled list. An injury can be bad enough that he'll definitely be out a few days, but 15 days might be more down time than is necessary.

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