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D-backs' win streak curtailed by 3 Blue Jays' home runs

TORONTO -- Russell Martin hit a three-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki added solo shots as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday. With the win, the Blue Jays earned a split of the two-game interleague series. Arizona came into its fifth-ever game in Toronto on an 8-2 run that featured six...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Homer hat trick lifts Blue Jays over Diamondbacks

Russell Martin, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki all go deep in Jays’ 5-2 win over Arizona on Wednesday.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

Blue Jays' Martin weighs in on offensive surge

Russell Martin credits shorter, lighter bat for turnaround after rough start.
Via Toronto Star
9 days ago

Martin hits three-run HR, Blue Jays beat Orioles 10-9

TORONTO (AP) Russell Martin hit a three-run homer, Kevin Pillar had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays used a five-run first inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-9 on Sunday. Edwin Encarnacion scored three runs and extended his streak of reaching base safely to nine plate appearances before grounding into a fielder's choice in the sixth as the Blue Jays took three of four...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin starting to feel better at the plate

Russell Martin spoke about the Blue Jays’ win over the Orioles, Marco Estrada’s performance, and how he feels lately at the plate.
Via SportsNetCanada
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin blown away by Sanchez’ progression

Barry Davis caught up with Jays catcher Russell Martin, who talks about just how phenomenal Aaron Sanchez was and can become, saying he just dominated a team full of great hitters.
Via SportsNetCanada
16 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 25, 2016  |  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
May 17, 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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