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Shairon Martis Acquired By Twins In Trade With Pirates

On Wednesday night, the Minnesota Twins continued to add pitching to their roster when the team conducted a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates to bring in minor-league pitcher Shairon Martis for future considerations. The explanation for the move was that the Twins lacked pitching and needed to replenish their farm system.

Martis stands at six-foot-one, 225 pounds and throws right-handed. In 15 appearances this season (eight of which were starts), Martis has record of 6-2 and a 4.69 ERA split between the Pirates Triple-A and Double-A affiliates.

The 25-year old right-hander has appeared in 20 major league games in his career (19 starts), all of which came with the Washington Nationals. Over that span, Martis accumulated a 6-6 record and a 5.33 ERA.

He is expected to join the Twins Double-A affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats.

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