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Russell Martin | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/15/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Russell Martin is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.
He's likely just getting a day off. Dioner Navarro will start behind the plate and catch Marco Estrada. Jun 30 - 3:47 PM

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Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

It's simply a day of rest. Dioner Navarro is catching in Martin's place.
Jun 19 - 3:56 PM

Russell Martin blasted a game-winning solo homer in the 11th inning on Saturday, powering the Blue Jays to a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox.

Martin finished the afternoon 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He has been one of the top offensive performers at the catcher position this season, slashing .275/.359/.513 with 10 homers and 32 RBI.
Jun 13 - 5:04 PM

Russell Martin hit a go-ahead three-run triple and scored a run in Friday's 13-10 win over the Red Sox.

The Blue Jays were down 8-1 at one point in the game, but they scored three runs in the fifth inning before an insane rally in the seventh where the first nine batters all reached base and eventually came around to score. While it was his only hit in five at-bats Friday, Russell's triple served as the back-breaker for Boston. The Blue Jays have now won nine in a row.
Jun 12 - 11:23 PM

Russell Martin went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday as the Blue Jays eked out a win over the Astros.

Martin ripped a two-run home run off of Collin McHugh in the fourth inning, giving the Jays a 3-2 lead. It's his first round-tripper since May 6. Despite the power drought, Martin still maintains a productive .267/.354/.483 with eight homers overall and 26 runs batted in.
Jun 7 - 4:29 PM

Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

Being a day game after a night game, it's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the veteran backstop. Dioner Navarro will get the start behind the dish and bat seventh for the Jays against Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros.
Jun 6 - 10:40 AM

Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Thursday evening against the Angels.

Josh Thole will catch Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and bat sixth. It's just a day off for Martin, who's batting .297/.383/.555 with seven home runs and 23 RBI.
May 21 - 3:38 PM

Russell Martin went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Martin had Colin McHugh's number in the contest, which is impressive considering McHugh's nine strikeouts. The double was Martin's ninth of the season. He's been everything the Blue Jays could have wanted from an off-season acquisition, hitting .284/.375/.560 with seven homers, 21 RBI and 23 runs scored. Catchers tend to wear out through the long season, so those numbers might take a dip as we go, but Martin's been one of the top fantasy players at his position to this point.
May 17 - 4:42 PM

Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Astros.

No word on the reason for his absence, but he could just be getting a breather. Josh Thole will catch Drew Hutchison.
May 14 - 5:26 PM

Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

Josh Thole will catch R.A. Dickey as he always does when up with the big club. Martin has been red-hot of late to push his season batting line up to .293/.396/.609 with seven homers.
May 10 - 11:04 AM

Russell Martin homered in a fourth straight start Wednesday as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees 5-1.

Martin finished up 3-for-4. He spent almost the entirety of April below the Mendoza Line, but he's gone 12-for-19 over the last five days to raise his average from .185 to .284.
May 6 - 10:09 PM

Russell Martin doubled twice and hit a solo home run in four at-bats, but the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Martin doubled twice with two outs and the Blue Jays weren't able to bring him home. In the ninth, the Jays mounted a rally, which started with Martin's solo home run off of David Carpenter, but it wasn't enough. He's been on a home run surge as of late, homering in three of his last four games. Martin owns six homers in total along with 17 RBI and a .263/.388/.575 triple-slash line.
May 5 - 10:37 PM

Russell Martin's eighth-inning, pinch-hit infield single broke a tie and sent the Blue Jays to a win over the Yankees on Monday.

The Jays had just tied the game at 1-1 on Edwin Encarnacion's RBI double. Martin, pinch-hitting with two outs, reached on an infield single to bring in the go-ahead run. Thanks to a throwing error by Chase Headley, Martin came all the way around to score, providing an insurance run. Martin now has 16 RBI along with five home runs and a .237/.372/.500 battling line.
May 4 - 9:43 PM

Russell Martin went 2-for-5 with a solo home run as the Blue Jays lost to the Indians on Sunday.

With the Blue Jays down four runs in the top of the ninth, Martin hit a solo home run off of Cody Allen, but it didn't matter much. It's the fifth of the year for the catcher. He has done his part at the plate, batting .227/.366/.493 with 15 RBI.
May 3 - 4:33 PM

Russell Martin went 3-for-5 with a home run Saturday in the Blue Jays' 11-4 rout of the Indians.

Martin slugged a solo shot off 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner in the top of the fourth inning, singled in the top of the sixth, and then doubled and scored his second run of the game in the ninth. The 32-year-old catcher got off to a sluggish start with his new team, but he now boasts an .821 OPS with four home runs, 14 RBI, and 15 runs scored in 22 games.
May 2 - 7:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Felix Doubront
7Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Steve Delabar
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Liam Hendriks
6Bo Schultz
7Ryan Tepera