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Troy Tulowitzki, Russell Martin Really Need to Have Strong Starts

Fresh off two consecutive postseason appearances, the Toronto Blue Jays are primed to compete for a spot in October once again in 2017. They’ll be doing it with some fresh faces, though. Edwin Encarnacion and his powerful bat were a huge part of those two playoffs runs, but he plays for the Cleveland Indians now. The Blue Jays re-signed Jose Bautista, but have also brought in Kendrys...
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WATCH: Russell Martin more focused on his pitchers than his bat

The Blue Jays catcher explains to Sportsnet's Starting Lineup why he thinks his track record of making the postseason is so impressive, and why he joined a ballclub in 2015 that was in an extensive playoff drought.
Via SportsNetCanada
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via SportsNetCanada
February 16, 2017  |  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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February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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.
Via SportsNetCanada
February 15, 2017  |  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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February 09, 2017  |  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

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