Russell Martin C TOR 3 days ago

Martin is not in Friday's lineup, SportsNet's Barry Davis reports.

Daily league owners will want to make sure Martin is not in lineups Friday as he gets a standard day off. Dioner Navarro will get the start behind the dish and hit fifth.

Russell Martin C TOR 6 days ago

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

Martin started behind the plate three of the last four games, getting the nod at DH in the other. The Jays will often look to keep him in the lineup as the DH on his off days from catching, but the team also likes to use the slot to give other plays rest. Josh Donaldson will DH on Tuesday, with Danny Valencia playing third base.

Russell Martin C TOR 2 weeks ago

Martin is out of the lineup Friday, the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy reports.

Martin has been in the lineup seven of the last eight games, so he was due for a day off. The 32-year-old backstop is slashing .277/.357/.500 and has really thrived in his return to the American League East. Dioner Navarro will get the start Friday behind the dish.

Russell Martin C TOR 3 weeks ago

Martin is not in the lineup Monday against the Mets, Shi Davidi of SportsNet reports.

Martin will take a seat Monday in the midst of a hot stretch. The catcher went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Sunday, and he has 11 hits during his current, six-game hitting streak. He'll give way to Dioner Navarro on Monday, however, and Navarro will bat sixth against the Mets' Noah Syndergaard.

Russell Martin C TOR 3 weeks ago

Martin went 2-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored and a game-winning solo home run in the top of the 11th inning.

He already has three home runs in eight June games, pushing his HR total on the season to 10 and his slash line to a robust .275/.359/.513. Through two months and change, Martin's Canadian homecoming has been an extremely successful one.

Russell Martin C TOR 4 weeks ago

Martin went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

After a day off Tuesday, Martin came back refreshed and clubbed his ninth home run of the season. Despite having a number of catchers in the system and in the major leagues, bringing in the 32-year-old Canadian in free agency has provided a big upgrade behind the plate. He's now hitting for a .274/.362/.497 slash line and is one of the better catchers in the league.

Russell Martin C TOR 4 weeks ago

Martin is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, SportsNet's Barry Davis reports.

Martin started behind the plate Sunday and Monday, so he'll catch some rest Tuesday night, allowing Dioner Navarro to get the start. This marks Martin's third time out of the lineup in the past six games, but he remains productive and is in no danger of losing the No. 1 gig.

Russell Martin C TOR 1 month ago6 Comments

Martin is out of Toronto's lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

This will be the third game in five days Martin misses, but one of those days had a doubleheader after a rain delay so it's hard to blame Martin for missing one more game than usual. Dioner Navarro will get the start behind the plate with Martin likely returning Sunday.

Russell Martin C TOR 1 month ago

Martin is not in the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Martin will take a seat Monday after starting the last four games. Josh Thole will get the start at catcher and bat sixth against Washington starter Jordan Zimmerman.

Russell Martin C TOR 1 month 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.