Worth noting

• The Pirates have reached agreements with six more international free agents, bringing to seven their acquisitions since the signing period began Wednesday.

Except for Brian Souse, a right-hander from Panama signed for $160,000, the prospects hail from the Dominican Republic: Catcher Gabriel Brito (signed for $200,000), lefty Domingo Robles ($175,000), shortstop Christopher Perez ($150,000), right-hander Jerry De Lo Santos ($100,000) and lefty Roger Santana ($100,000).

• Martin made his third straight start since taking three days to recover from a left-shoulder extension he sustained on a slide into second base last Friday.

"I'm OK. Good enough to play," Martin said with a wry smile.

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