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Russell Martin

Baseball Catcher
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Hometown East York, Toronto

Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, Jr is a Canadian Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher for the New York Yankees. Prior to joining the Yankees in 2011, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2006–2010). He is a three-time MLB All-Star (2007, 2008, 2011). In 2007, he won the Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award. Martin became the everyday catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers immediately upon his MLB debut in 2006, and continued in that role for nearly 5 years.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1983 Birth Born on February 15, 1983.

TEENAGE

2002 19 Years Old The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Martin in the 17th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. … Read More

TWENTIES

2004 21 Years Old Martin was a Florida State League All-Star catcher while with the Vero Beach Dodgers in 2004 and Baseball America 2nd Team Minor League All-Star and Southern League All-Star while with the Jacksonville Suns in 2005.
Martin became the everyday catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers immediately upon his MLB debut in 2006, and continued in that role for nearly five years. … Read More
On April 21, 2007, Martin hit a walk-off grand slam against Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Shawn Chacon in the bottom of the 10th inning. … Read More
2008 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 2, 2008, Martin started his first game at third base since reaching the Majors, allowing veteran backup Gary Bennett to spell Martin behind the plate.
On January 20, 2009, Martin signed a one-year, $3.9 million contract to avoid salary arbitration. … Read More
2010 27 Years Old In 2010, Martin's had continued to regress as he hit .248 with 5 home runs and 26 RBI in 97 games. … Read More
Due to his uncertain recovery from injury and declining production, and concern that Martin would be awarded a salary as high as $6 million in arbitration, the Dodgers did not tender Martin a contract for 2011 and allowed him to become a free agent. … Read More
2012 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In January of 2012, Martin then agreed in principle to a $7.5 million one-year contract with the New York Yankees. … Read More
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