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  • Rookie arms Osuna, Castro dazzle for Blue Jays

    The Blue Jays shut out the Rays, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon thanks to stellar efforts from rookie right-handers Roberto Osuna and Miguel Castro. The Rays' Everett Teaford, eyeing a rotation spot, gave up two runs in three innings.

  • Dickey, Martin relationship progressing

    The relationship between R.A. Dickey and Russell Martin continues to be a work in progress. On Saturday, Martin dropped to his left knee on every pitch in an effort to handle Dickey's elusive knuckleballs.

  • Justice: Martin profoundly impacting Jays

    The Toronto Blue Jays know a lot of what they're getting with their new catcher, Russell Martin. For one thing, plenty of it is easy to measure. Yet when the Blue Jays talk about why they signed him to a five-year, $82-million contract, they almost never begin there.

  • Blue Jays Martin finding comfort with knuckler

    Russell Martin dropped six balls in the two innings R.A. Dickey pitched, but only one of the knuckleballs really got away from him completely.

  • Martin, Jays open Grapefruit action vs. Bucs

    Russell Martin will see a lot of familiar faces on the other side of the diamond when the Blue Jays open their Grapefruit League season vs. the Pirates on Tuesday afternoon at 1:07 p.m. ET.

  • Martin, Dickey have makings of partnership

    For the third time in as many years, R.A. Dickey has started Spring Training with a new face behind the plate. Unlike previous seasons, though, there's a sense that this pairing with Russell Martin will actually work.

  • Martin up for challenge of catching Dickey

    Russell Martin wasn't behind the plate for R.A. Dickey's first bullpen session of the spring on Monday morning, but that is expected to change in the very near future.

  • Experience gives Martin leg up on learning staff

    When Russell Martin makes his first appearance in a Blue Jays uniform, it will mark the fourth organization he has played for during an impressive nine-year career. So, it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about learning a new pitching staff.

  • Blue Jays have high hopes for new additions

    In the days leading up to the start of Spring Training, MLB.com is running a six-part series that takes a close look at each team in the Major Leagues. The second installment is called "The New Guys" and focuses on additions that will impact the 25-man roster.

  • Dickey looking forward to working with Martin

    For the third time in three years, R.A. Dickey will arrive at Spring Training with the goal of helping a new face learn how to catch his trademark knuckleball. Russell Martin, who signed a five-year contract worth $82 million earlier this offseason, has been very open about his desire to catch Dickey. With Spring Training just over a month away, Dickey is looking forward to getting started.


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