Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
1 day ago

Martin is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Martin hit a two-run homer in Friday's 8-1 win over the Yankees, but he'll get Saturday day off after starting three of the last four contests behind the dish. Raffy Lopez is starting at catcher and batting ninth in his place; look for Martin to return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
3 days ago

Martin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin receives a standard day off following a pair of starts behind the plate, while Luke Maile gets the nod in his place. Over the course of the 2017 season, Martin is hitting .222/.349/.382 with 12 home runs and 30 RBI.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
5 days ago

Martin went 1-for-3 with a two-run double and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Martin drove in two runs with a seventh-inning double before coming around to score himself. The veteran catcher was recently demoted from second to seventh in the batting order, and it's hard to argue with that move given his .224/.351/.385 line.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
1 week ago

Martin is not in the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Since coming back from an oblique injury, Martin has gone 2-for-7 over two games. He'll get the day to rest while Raffy Lopez fills in behind the dish. The Blue Jays have Monday off, so look for Martin to return Tuesday against the Royals.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
1 week ago

Martin is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was scratched Thursday for an undisclosed reason, but he will be back behind the plate just one day later, so it does not appear he is dealing with anything serious. Martin will hit seventh in the Blue Jays' batting order for Friday's contest.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
1 week ago

Martin was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Raffy Lopez will start in Martin's place behind the dish. It's unclear what Martin is dealing with at this point, but more should be known once he is further evaluated Thursday night. The veteran backstop has appeared in just one game since returning from the disabled list Tuesday.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
2 weeks ago

Martin is in the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

As planned, Martin will return to his spot at catcher for Wednesday's outing. After missing a month with a strained oblique, Martin was brought off the DL on Tuesday and is now set to start.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
2 weeks ago

Martin (oblique) was activated from the 10-day disabled list but won't return to the starting lineup until Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin is back with the Blue Jays after spending a month on the shelf with an oblique strain. While he's likely good to play, manager John Gibbons will give the veteran backstop another day before returning him to the starting lineup. Luke Maile is starting behind the dish Tuesday, but look for Martin to return to his catching post for Wednesday's series finale.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
2 weeks ago

Manager John Gibbons said Martin (oblique) "could be back in the next couple days," Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was able to take batting practice with no issues Monday, and if all goes well while catching a bullpen later in the day, it sounds like he'll be back with the Blue Jays before the end of the week. The 34-year-old backstop owns a .223/.354/.381 line with 12 homers in 81 games this season.

Russell Martin
C/3B TOR
2 weeks ago

Martin (oblique) said that he's been improving and will be back on the field "soon," Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin hasn't played since Aug. 11 while dealing with a left oblique strain. Throughout his recovery, the club has denied to give a clear timetable for Martin, but it appears as though he will be back into the fold in the near future.