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WATCH: Martin’s knee procedure wasn’t major, but very necessary

Now pain-free, Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin explains why his minor offseason knee surgery was so important to relieve the necessary pain that he felt throughout last season.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/15: Happy 45th Double-J

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Valentine's Day chocolate to go on sale. Happy birthday to Ken Anderson, Darrell Green, Craig Simpson, Mark Price, Amy Van Dyken, Russell Martin and yes, Jaromir Jagr.  And on this date in 1996 Bill Belichick...
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WATCH: Davidi: Blue Jays can better manage Martin’s days off

Shi Davidi joins Irfaan Gaffar to discuss the Blue Jays flexibility with Russell Martin’s off days this season, without Dickey and Thole, and with a serviceable back-up in Saltalamacchia, they can be much more selective.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 MLB catchers for 2017

An elite catcher is one of the greatest weapons a team can possess. He factors into every pitch throughout the game, while also controlling the run game, aligning the defense and communicating with the bench. It can be the difference between a good, great and championship level team. So no wonder there are seven World Series titles combined among the players that make the list below...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Needed Stitches After High-Five Celebration, Will Play ALDS Game 1

Russell Martin hurt himself during the Toronto Blue Jays’ celebration after they beat the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Wild Card Game with a walkoff home run on Tuesday night. Blue Jays fans don’t need to worry, though. His injury, if you can even call it that, won’t prevent the veteran catcher from playing in Thursday night’s Game 1 of the American League...
October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Martin injured finger during postgame celebration, needed stitches

During the celebration after Tuesday’s wildcard game, a member of the Blue Jays injured himself while giving a high five. The Blue Jays defeated the Orioles in dramatic fashion, thanks to a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion. Not only did fans at Rogers Centre go crazy, but the Blue Jays did as well, understandably so. Sometime...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Russell Martin needed stitches after giving too hard a high five

Russell Martin is the latest ballplayer to get injured while celebrating. Per Sportsnet’s Arden Zwelling, the 33-year-old catcher split open the pinky finger on his left hand giving a high five after the Toronto Blue Jays eliminated the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in the AL wild card game Tuesday night. Martin received stitches for the injury, but says he’s fine to play Thursday in...
Via The Sports Daily
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Russell Martin needed stitches after celebration

When Edwin Encarnacion struck the winning home run in Tuesday’s Wild Card Game, the Toronto Blue Jays were understandably excited. According to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet Magazine, catcher Russell Martin was maybe too excited. Martin high-fived someone so hard that he later required stitches. Russ Martin split open the pinky finger on his left hand giving a high five after...
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October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Martin escapes serious injury after a bizarre sauna/shower mishap

Russell Martin will set a timer the next time he steps into a sauna.The Toronto Blue Jays catcher suffered one of the more freakish injuries of the season -- on an off day. He apparently overdid it in the sauna on Thursday before taking a shower, where he injured his left knee after fainting."I went in the sauna, stayed in for a bit too long and started feeling a bit woozy and then...
Via FOX Sports
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Martin day-to-day after sauna-related mishap

There is an epidemic of weird injuries ripping through baseball, with Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin the latest victim. According to manager John Gibbons, Martin will miss a few days after injuring his knee in the shower — because he became lightheaded from staying in the sauna for too long. Gibbons on Martin:Russ was in sauna yesterday, was in too long, got lightheaded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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