Russell Martin C TOR 7 hours ago

Martin is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

Martin went 1-for-16 in his last four games and is just 1-for-9 in his career against White Sox starter John Danks, so a day off Tuesday may not be the worst thing. Josh Thole will get the start behind the plate Tuesday with R.A. Dickey starting for the Blue Jays.

Russell Martin C TOR 5 days ago

Martin is not in the lineup Thursday against the Angels.

Martin has started the previous six games, so he'll get a routine day off Thursday. Josh Thole will get the start behind the plate in his stead, and bat sixth against Matt Shoemaker.

Russell Martin C TOR 1 week ago

Martin went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in the 6-5 loss to Houston on Saturday.

Martin hit a two-run triple in the first inning and didn't do much after. He is still a top-five catcher in fantasy right now and has become immensely valuable for the Blue Jays this season.

Russell Martin C TOR 2 weeks ago

Martin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Astros, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

After starting the last three games, Martin will give way to Josh Thole, who will bat eighth against Houston's Roberto Hernandez.

Russell Martin C TOR 2 weeks ago

Martin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Martin will be afforded a day off for Sunday's afternoon affair. Josh Thole steps in behind the plate to serve as the personal catcher for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

Russell Martin C TOR 2 weeks ago

Martin went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Friday's 7-0 victory over the Red Sox.

That's now a six-game hitting streak for Martin, who has hit .609 (14-for-23) with eight extra-base hits (four home runs and four doubles) over that time span. As of May 1, Martin was hitting .185 on the season, but how quickly things can change. The Canadian Martin has really taken to the Rogers Centre, hitting for a .366/.469/.780 slash line at home with a whopping nine of his 15 hits going for extra bases.

Russell Martin C TOR 3 weeks ago

Martin went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and a run scored in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees.

Martin continued his torrid stretch, with a four game hit streak that has boosted his average all the way up to .263. After watching his power numbers regress a bit after leaving the Yankees, clubbing 26 home runs in two seasons with the Pirates, he already has six in 25 games with the Blue Jays. While he won't be able to maintain his .575 slugging percentage all season, he's firmly entrenched as one of the best hitting catchers in the league.

Russell Martin C TOR 3 weeks ago

Martin went 1-for-1 with a RBI single as a pinch hitter in Monday's 3-1 win over the Yankees.

Despite getting the day off, Martin still came through against his former team, knocking in the game winning runand an insurance run on a throwing errorin Monday's victory. After a slow start, he's up to a .237/.372/.500 slash line and fantasy owners should be comfortable starting him regularly at catcher.

Russell Martin C TOR 3 weeks ago

Martin is not in the lineup Monday against the Yankees, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Martin has started four games in a row behind the plate, so Josh Thole will get the start at catcher Monday to give him a day off. After a slow start, Martin seems to be turning a corner lately as he's collected five hits -- including two home runs -- in his last two games.

Russell Martin C TOR 3 weeks ago

Martin went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Indians.

That's now back-to-back games with home runs for Martin, who is hitting for a .348/.464/.739 slash line in his last seven days, raising his season average up to a respectable .227. Martin is one of the top hitting catchers in the league and his numbers are finally starting to reflect that.