Martin revealed Friday that he played all 2013 with a shoulder injury that only healed after an offseason of rest. "It was a battle pretty much the whole year," Martin told the Pirates' website. "The fact is that hurting my shoulder limited my ability to swing freely."
Rodriguez allowed two hits in two scoreless innings Friday against the Twins, the Pirates' website reports. "I was very pleased with his performance," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He had a very comfortable approach, and worked in his curveball in the second inning. We're real happy with the steps he's taken forward this spring."
Martin is open to signing another contract with Pittsburgh when his deal ends after the 2014 campaign. “I'm open to listening to anything,” Martin said Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Rodriguez (forearm) made it through Saturday's outing without any issues and is scheduled to throw 2-to-3 innings Thursday, MLB.com's Tom Singer reports. "I threw all my pitches with good location," he said after Saturday's outing. "Got everything going today. I feel good."