Russell Martin

#55, C, Toronto
Russell Martin
  • Height:
    5-10
  • Weight:
    205
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    February 15, 1983
  • Birth Place:
    East York, Ontario
  • College:
    Chipola (FL) JC
  • Draft:
    2002 17ᵗʰ round by the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • AVG
    .143
  • HR
    0
  • RBI
    4
  • R
    3


Player Notes
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Russell Martin (neck) isn't ready to play in back-to-back games yet.

Advice: He's been battling neck stiffness for the past week. "He's not 100% that's for sure," said Gibbons. "He's gutting it out, really is what he's doing. But you can tell he's favouring it." Josh Thole is getting the start Saturday but Martin should be back behind the plate Sunday with Marcus Stroman on the mound.

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Sat, Apr 30 Rotoworld
Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

Advice: Martin has been battling a stiff neck off and on for the past week, so he'll take a seat again on Saturday. Josh Thole will get the start behind the dish on Saturday and will bat ninth against opposing right-hander Chris Archer.

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Sat, Apr 30 Rotoworld
Russell Martin (neck) is back in the Blue Jays' batting order Wednesday night against the White Sox.

Advice: Martin has been in and out of the Toronto lineup because of a stiff neck. It's nothing serious. The veteran catcher is off to a rough start this season, slashing just .154/.237/.173 in 17 games played. He'll try to get it going against Chicago lefty Jose Quintana.

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Wed, Apr 27 Rotoworld
Russell Martin (neck) will sit again Tuesday.

Advice: And he might also sit out Wednesday ahead of Thursday's scheduled off day, but manager John Gibbons said he is not expected the absence to go on longer than that. Martin has been dealing with some neck stiffness. Josh Thole is behind the plate Tuesday versus the White Sox.

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Tue, Apr 26 Rotoworld
Russell Martin (neck) is out again Monday versus the White Sox.

Advice: Martin has been battling some neck stiffness and the Blue Jays don't want the minor issue to turn into something major. Consider the veteran catcher day-to-day. Josh Thole is filling in and batting ninth.

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Mon, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Russell Martin sat out Sunday's game as a precautionary measure as he continues to battle stiffness in his neck.

Advice: The team is trying to be smart about the situation and not push him too far and risk further aggravation. It doesn't sound as though it will require a trip to the disabled list, but expect Martin to see more than his usual rest until he gets the issue under control.

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Sun, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Russell Martin (neck) was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup.

Advice: Martin played Saturday after exiting Friday's game with neck spasms, but he's evidently not totally over the ailment yet. Consider him day-to-day. Josh Thole is catching in his place.

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Sun, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Russell Martin (neck) is in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

Advice: Martin was forced to leave Friday's game due to neck spasms, but he's feeling good enough to give it a go on Saturday. The 33-year-old backstop has struggled at the dish in the early going, slashing just .146/.236/.167 with no homers and three RBI in his first 16 games.

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Sat, Apr 23 Rotoworld
Russell Martin (neck) said Friday that he believes he'll be able to return to the Blue Jays lineup on Saturday.

Advice: Martin was lifted from Friday's game against the A's due to neck spasms. It doesn't sound as though the issue is serious though, so expect to see him back behind the dish before the weekend is through.

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Fri, Apr 22 Rotoworld
Russell Martin was removed from Friday's game against the Athletics due to neck spasms.

Advice: The Blue Jays are calling his exit purely precautionary. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him get an extra day of rest on Saturday before returning to the lineup. Martin had been 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout prior to his departure.

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Fri, Apr 22 Rotoworld

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Monday, May 2

Head-to-head vs. Texas

Head-to-head vs. Texas
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. TEX 22 70 5 12 0 0 2 6 15 14 1 0 .171 .330 .257 .587
Home (this year) 9 27 3 4 1 0 0 2 2 17 0 0 .148 .200 .185 .385
Night (this year) 12 33 3 3 1 0 0 1 4 19 0 0 .091 .205 .121 .326
Last game vs. TEX 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career vs. A.J. Griffin 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
May 1 @TB W 5-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .214 .159 .373
Apr 30 @TB L 3-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .224 .167 .391
Apr 29 @TB W 6-1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .150 .224 .167 .391
Apr 27 CWS L 0-4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .222 .161 .383
Apr 24 OAK W 6-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .237 .173 .410
Apr 23 OAK W 9-3 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .154 .237 .173 .410
Apr 22 OAK L 5-8 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .146 .236 .167 .403
Apr 21 @BAL L 2-3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .130 .226 .130 .357
Apr 19 @BAL W 4-3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .136 .204 .136 .340
Apr 18 @BOS W 4-3 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .146 .200 .146 .346
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 LAD 121 415 65 117 26 4 10 65 45 57 10 5 .282 .355 .436 .792
2007 LAD 151 540 87 158 32 3 19 87 67 89 21 9 .293 .374 .469 .843
2008 LAD 155 553 87 155 25 0 13 69 90 83 18 6 .280 .385 .396 .781
2009 LAD 143 505 63 126 19 0 7 53 69 80 11 6 .250 .352 .329 .680
2010 LAD 97 331 45 82 13 0 5 26 48 61 6 2 .248 .347 .332 .679
2011 NYY 125 417 57 99 17 0 18 65 50 81 8 2 .237 .324 .408 .732
2012 NYY 133 422 50 89 18 0 21 53 53 95 6 1 .211 .311 .403 .713
2013 PIT 127 438 51 99 21 0 15 55 58 108 9 5 .226 .327 .377 .703
2014 PIT 111 379 45 110 20 0 11 67 59 78 4 4 .290 .402 .430 .832
2015 TOR 129 441 76 106 23 2 23 77 53 106 4 5 .240 .329 .458 .787
2016 TOR 21 63 3 9 1 0 0 4 4 31 0 0 .143 .214 .159 .373
Totals 1313 4504 629 1150 215 9 142 621 596 869 97 45 .255 .350 .402 .752
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2006 LAD 117 C 114 1015 788 856 62 6 8 .993
2007 LAD 145 C 143 1254 1065 1164 85 14 11 .988
2008 LAD 149 C 138 1238 1042 1118 65 11 8 .990
2008 LAD 11 3B 8 71 2 26 21 3 3 .885
2009 LAD 137 C 133 1201 1039 1133 87 7 9 .994
2009 LAD 1 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2010 LAD 93 C 89 791 681 750 59 10 2 .987
2011 NYY 125 C 118 1044 866 972 96 10 8 .990
2011 NYY 3 3B 0 4 0 2 1 1 0 .500
2011 NYY 1 2B 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2012 NYY 128 C 116 1045 924 991 61 6 3 .994
2013 PIT 120 C 117 1051 885 990 103 2 6 .998
2013 PIT 3 3B 2 20 3 6 3 0 0 1.000
2013 PIT 1 RF 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2014 PIT 107 C 106 940 785 880 90 5 7 .994
2015 TOR 117 C 113 994 799 873 70 4 6 .995
2015 TOR 2 2B 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2016 TOR 20 C 18 154 131 138 6 1 0 .993
2016 TOR 1 3B 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
Totals 1281 C 1216 10835 9012 9903 811 80 71 .992