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  • Ending personal skid, Martin sees positives

    Russell Martin had been waiting a very, very long time for this. Forty-one games, to be exact. Martin's homerless drought finally came to an end at 124 at-bats on Wednesday night when he went deep twice in Toronto's 8-4 victory over the Yankees. It was the second-longest stretch without a home run to start a season in Martin's career and one that he'll want to put in his rearview mirror as quickly as possible.

  • With walk-off hit, Martin recaptures winning feeling

    When Russell Martin walked into his postgame scrum after a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night, there was a sense of relief in the air. It had been a long time coming, but the veteran catcher finally had something to celebrate.

  • Martin expected to avoid DL for neck spasms

    Russell Martin is not going to require a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but he's also not ready to play every day because of a lingering neck issue.

  • Blue Jays bit by minor injury bug

    The list of injuries continues to expand for the Blue Jays, but the good news is that none of the nagging ailments appear to be something that will turn into long-term concerns.

  • Martin day to day after being scratched

    The Blue Jays made a last-minute change to their lineup prior to Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Athletics, scratching starting catcher Russell Martin and inserting backup Josh Thole into the lineup.

  • Martin sheds catcher's gear to play third base

    Russell Martin made a surprise appearance taking over at third base for the Blue Jays in the ninth inning of their 8-7 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.

  • Papi, Martin cheered in Montreal finale

    Russell Martin and David Ortiz showed emotion not often seen during Spring Training games. And it was another example that this weekend's two-game exhibition set at Montreal's Olympic Stadium -- which concluded with the Red Sox downing the Blue Jays, 7-4 -- felt nothing like Spring Training.

  • Pillar, Martin, Buehrle finalists for Gold Glove

    Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar, catcher Russell Martin and pitcher Mark Buehrle have been named finalists for the 2015 Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award.

  • Martin proving he fits perfectly in elite lineup

    The Blue Jays have plenty of guys who can swing the bat, but Russell Martin's timely three-run homer in Wednesday night's 4-0 win over the Yankees demonstrated just how deep of a lineup Toronto boasts.

  • Jays flex their Russell, increase AL East lead

    The Blue Jays took a stranglehold of the American League East lead as right-hander Marcus Stroman tossed seven efficient innings and Russell Martin hit a three-run homer to secure a 4-0 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.


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