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Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin on the mend

Recovering well from fall that injured knee. Meanwhile, Colabello concludes suspension but stays in Buffalo, while Jose Bautista is set to return Monday.
Via Toronto Star
6 days ago

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sauna snafu leaves Blue Jays’ Russell Martin on sidelines

The 33-year-old figures he spent too much time in a sauna on Thursday, got woozy and temporarily passed out in a cold shower, banging his head.
Via Toronto Star
7 days ago

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Martin out with sore left knee after shower fall

TORONTO (AP) An off-day trip to the health club knocked out Toronto catcher Russell Martin. Feeling ''woozy'' following an extended spell in the sauna at his Toronto residence Thursday, Martin injured his left knee when he passed out and fell while taking a cold shower. He is expected to miss at least two games. ''I woke up and I had the shower curtain half on my body and the...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitkzi, Martin power Blue Jays in 17-1 rout of Indians

TORONTO (AP) Troy Tulowitzki had three hits on his bobblehead day, including a three-run homer, Russell Martin homered and drove in five runs and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Cleveland Indians 17-1 Sunday. Toronto scored its most runs since beating Tampa Bay 17-11 on Aug. 7, 2010, and the Blue Jays matched their season high with 18 hits. Cleveland lost its second straight following...
Via Associated Press
26 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
June 10, 2016  |  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
May 28, 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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