Russell Martin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Martin at third for Jays could work on many levels

    Toronto Star "The big news for the Jays at the ballpark on Tuesday, after a 6:30 a.m. arrival at the hotel following an overnight flight from Los Angeles, was that Russ Martin would be making his first start at third base since May 5, 2013. Back then, he was a Pirate. This was his eighth appearance overall..." April 26

  • MLBPA’s Clark: Martin understandably angry to miss WBC

    Sportsnet "Tony Clark expressed disappointment over the insurance complications that will prevent Russell Martin from playing in the upcoming World Baseball Classic Friday. After a particularly long two hour, 20 minute meeting with Toronto Blue Jays players, the MLBPA’s executive director discussed a wide..." February 24

  • Blue Jays’ Russell Martin sounds off on MLB rule changes

    Sportsnet "As a steady rain pushed back the start of Thursday’s workouts for the Toronto Blue Jays, a group of players sitting by the TV debated the looming introduction of the automatic intentional walk and other rule changes. Sarcastically, Russell Martin chimed in and suggested that if Major League..." February 23

  • Russell Martin joins Canada at WBC to provide insight, support

    Sportsnet "Russell Martin will join Canada at the World Baseball Classic after all, only as a support in the dugout and not as a player. The Toronto Blue Jays catcher said in an interview Sunday he’d secured permission from all parties involved to join the national team for the first round of the..." February 20

  • Melancon credits 'stubborn' Russell Martin for his success

    USA Today "Mark Melancon was coming off his worst season ever, a 6.20-ERA monstrosity with the Boston Red Sox in 2012 that included a demotion to the minors, when he joined forces on the Pittsburgh Pirates with catcher Russell Martin. Their connection would change his career. A life-long reliever,..." February 15

  • Russell Martin and Freddie Freeman to join Team Canada in 2017 WBC

    Hardball Talk "Reports from Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi and Ben Nicholson-Smith confirmed two more additions to Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin. Martin is pegged to start at shortstop during the competition, which..." January 15

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