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Russell Martin News

  • 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.

  • Blue Jays have distinctly Canadian feel in '15

    There has been a long-standing partnership between the Blue Jays and Baseball Canada, but never before have the two sides been intertwined quite like this. When Opening Day arrives, the Blue Jays project to have three Canadian-born players in their everyday lineup on a team with postseason aspirations.

  • Martin pegged to bat in two-hole for Blue Jays

    Even though Spring Training is still a couple of months away, it appears as though Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is set on using catcher Russell Martin near the top of the order.

  • Back home, Martin officially joins Blue Jays

    Toronto introduced the biggest signing of general manager Alex Anthopoulos' tenure on Thursday as catcher Russell Martin donned a Blue Jays jersey for the first time.

  • Martin's deal gives Toronto payroll flexibility

    The Blue Jays opened the vault this week by signing free-agent catcher Russell Martin to a five-year contract worth $82 million, but it's the structure of his deal that's of equal importance to the overall value. Martin's contract is heavily backloaded to provide Toronto with additional flexibility over the next two years.

  • Martin, Blue Jays agree to five-year deal

    The Blue Jays took the baseball world by surprise on Monday morning when it was learned they had agreed to terms with free-agent catcher Russell Martin on a five-year contract, and on Tuesday they formally announced the signing of the three-time All-Star.

  • Martin, Liriano turn down qualifying offers

    Catcher Russell Martin and left-handed starting pitcher Francisco Liriano on Monday both rejected qualifying offers from the Pirates, who are now positioned to be compensated if the free agents wind up signing with another team.

  • Bucs' Martin named top defensive catcher

    Russell Martin received the 2014 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award at catcher on Wednesday for his splendid play behind the plate for the Pirates.

  • Bucs make qualifying offers to Martin, Liriano

    The Pirates have extended qualifying offers of $15.3 million to a pair of their free agents, catcher Russell Martin and left-handed starter Francisco Liriano. Not receiving the offer were right-hander Edinson Volquez and infielder Clint Barmes.

  • Marte and Martin up for GG; Cutch shut out

    Pirates left fielder Starling Marte and catcher Russell Martin are among the three finalists at their positions for the National League Gold Glove Award, but center fielder Andrew McCutchen did not make the cut.

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