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RUSSELL MARTIN RUMORS

Blue Jays walk off Red Sox, 10-9, as Travis scores Martin

TORONTO (AP) Devon Travis drove home Russell Martin with two out in the bottom of the ninth as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-9 on Saturday. With the Blue Jays trailing 9-8 on a David Ortiz home run in the top of the inning, Boston closer Craig Kimbrel retired Edwin Encarnacion and Michael Saunders. But Justin Smoak singled on a line drive to center...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin happy that hitting is coming around

Russell Martin talks about his hitting coming around and his clutch hitting against the Boston Red Sox.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin: Cool to have two Canadians hit homers in same inning

Russell Martin felt something good in batting practice and boy did it ever translate in the game on Wednesday when he and Michael Saunders combined to make team history.
Via SportsNetCanada
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Walls close in on Yankees' win streak

Russell Martin slugged his first two homers of the season, supporting Marco Estrada's solid effort as the Blue Jays ended the Yankees' six-game win streak with an 8-4 victory on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Via Yankees.com
4 days ago

Blue Jays GM: John Gibbons is ‘absolutely part of the solution’

At 22-25 and in last place in the American League East, the Toronto Blue Jays are one of baseball’s most disappointing teams. But general manager Ross Atkins does not see manager John Gibbons as part of the problem. Actually, the Blue Jays front office has the exact opposite feeling. #BlueJays GM Ross Atkins voiced support for mgr John Gibbons and coaching staff, telling me...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Ain’t Right

News broke earlier that the Pirates agreed to a three-year contract extension with Francisco Cervelli. It’s an easy enough story to analyze in isolation, but to really add depth, you can compare and contrast Cervelli and Russell Martin, who was Cervelli’s predecessor. When Martin left the Pirates, it seemed like it ought to have delivered a massive blow, but if anything Cervelli...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Hazel Mae barely dodges Gatorade bath

Watch as while interviewing Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin Hazel Mae just barely dodges a Gatorade bath.
Via SportsNetCanada
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin delivers winning hit, Blue Jays beat Rangers 4-3

TORONTO (AP) Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night, their second straight last at-bat victory over the Rangers. Edwin Encarnacion singled off Tony Barnette (1-2) to begin the ninth and was replaced by pinch-runner Ezequiel Carrera. Justin Smoak walked, Troy Tulowitzki popped up and...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Know Your 2016 Blue Jays: Russell Martin

Get to know Blue Jays all-star catcher Russell Martin, to see why he thinks he'd make a good manager.
Via SportsNetCanada
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Russell Martin to five-year deal

About an hour after I named Russell Martin one of the bargains of this free agent crop, the Blue Jays removed him from the pile, signing him to a five year, $82.5 million contract, according to Ken Rosenthal. This was slightly higher than the 5/$75M I’d guessed in my predictions, and quite a bit higher than the 4/$64M that the crowdsourced project produced. As with the Heyward...
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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