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Russell Martin stares down, trolls umpire Angel Hernandez

Russell Martin made sure to put umpire Angel Hernandez in his place during a recent game.Hernandez, who has been known for trying to take over games in the past, tried to do exactly that.Martin, however, wasn’t having it.“Put your mask back on,” Martin said to Hernandez. That was Martin’s way of basically saying, “Do your job.”
Via The Sports Daily
July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin: Ump was asking for conflict

Russell Martin talks to reporters explaining his take on his ejection from Thursday's afternoon game against the Athletics.
Via SportsNetCanada
July 27, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin on Jays’ power: It’s kind of our DNA, we love the long ball

After the Jays hit two home runs in their 7-3 win against White Sox, Russell Martin spoke about the Jays offence and how they use one another for their success.
Via SportsNetCanada
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Have the Toronto Blue Jays cheated death?

It was not too long ago that the obituary for the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays was all but written: “The Blue Jays, recent champions of the American League East division, died suddenly in May of 2017, following a sudden and brutal April debut. Major League Baseball’s last remain Canadian outpost was celebrating its 40th season and hopeful for a continued run of excellence, having just...
Via Yardbarker
June 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Yadier Molina, Cardinals progressing on contract extension

The St. Louis Cardinals heard Yadier Molina say he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a free agent, and they apparently didn’t like it.Just on Saturday, Molina said he would not negotiate a contract extension during the season and that he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a free agent.Two days later, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the sides are making...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2017  |  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...
Via Yardbarker
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

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 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...
Via Sportsnaut
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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