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Russell Martin | Catcher | #55

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/15/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 17 (0) / LA
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Blue Jays placed C Russell Martin on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
The veteran backstop sustained the injury during Friday's game against the Pirates. The Jays will lean on the duo of Raffy Lopez and Michael Ohlman behind the dish until Miguel Montero is ready to return. Aug 12 - 11:05 AM

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Russell Martin was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates due to a left oblique strain.

Oblique injuries tend to linger and often lead to trips on the disabled list. While the severity of the injury remains unclear at the moment, expect the veteran backstop to at least miss a couple of games.
Aug 11 - 9:51 PM

Russell Martin was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates with an apparent injury.

Martin was catching the warm-up pitches from Jays' starter Marcus Stroman prior to the second inning when he shook his head and called out the training staff. He was replaced by Rafael Lopez. The Blue Jays should have an update on his status shortly.
Aug 11 - 7:28 PM

Russell Martin is getting the day off Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox.

Miguel Montero will start at catcher and bat eighth versus White Sox left-hander Derek Holland. It's a routine breather for Martin, who drove in two runs in Tuesday night's 8-4 victory.
Aug 2 - 11:26 AM

Russell Martin hit his 10th home run of the season Monday in the Blue Jays' win over the A's.

It was a first-inning solo shot off Oakland starter Chris Smith. Martin also singled in the game, finishing 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored. He's slashing .222/.358/.383 this year.
Jul 24 - 10:01 PM

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

He's just getting a breather. Miguel Montero will start in Martin's place.
Jul 16 - 10:11 AM

Russell Martin went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored to help the Blue Jays best the Astros 7-4 on Thursday.

Martin went opposite field for a solo homer in the sixth inning, his ninth of the season. Since America celebrated its independence, the Canadian catcher is 6-for-14 with two homers, three RBI and five runs scored. Coincidence? Probably, but a good three-game stretch for the 34-year-old nevertheless. Through 57 games, Martin is hitting .228/.373/.402 overall.
Jul 7 - 1:18 AM

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

Martin is just getting some rest. Luke Maile will handle the catching.
Jun 30 - 3:39 PM

Russell Martin hit his seventh home run of the year Sunday in the Blue Jays' win over the White Sox.

It was a game-tying two-run shot off James Shields in the bottom of the sixth inning. Martin is batting .225/.367/.406 in 42 games this season for Toronto.
Jun 18 - 4:30 PM

Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the veteran backstop being a day game after a night game. Luke Maile will start in his place and bat ninth against Mike Pelfrey and the White Sox.
Jun 17 - 10:30 AM

Russell Martin hit a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Rays on Wednesday.

The longball off reliever Jose Alvarado came at a great time as the Blue Jays had just blown a three-run advantage in the top of the frame. It was Martin's sixth homer of the season. He went 2-for-4 with two runs scored on the evening and is batting .227/.366/.394 for the year.
Jun 14 - 11:29 PM

Russell Martin (neck) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Saturday.

Martin was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to a minor neck injury which also caused him to miss Thursday's contest. Luke Maile is starting behind the plate and batting ninth for the Jays against Jordan Montgomery and the Yankees on Saturday.
Jun 3 - 10:32 AM

Russell Martin is in Friday's lineup despite a minor neck injury.

It's apparently what kept him out of the lineup Thursday, but Martin is feeling well enough to give it a go Friday. He's catching Francisco Liriano.
Jun 2 - 4:48 PM

Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

Martin is just getting a breather. Luke Maile will slide in behind the plate and bat ninth in Thursday's series opener. Martin has hit .450 during his six-game hitting streak.
Jun 1 - 4:25 PM

Russell Martin went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and a walk as the Blue Jays crushed the Reds 17-2 on Monday.

Martin drove in three and scored three times. He was one of five Jays to collect at least three hits, joining Kendrys Morales, Justin Smoak, Devon Travis and Ezequiel Carrera. Only Kevin Pillar failed to join in the fun, finishing 0-for-6 from the leadoff spot.
May 29 - 11:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
5Michael Ohlman
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Nori Aoki
3Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Nick Tepesch
7Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3J.P. Howell
4Aaron Loup
5Dominic Leone
6Danny Barnes
7Matt Dermody
8Bo Schultz
9Tim Mayza