Russell Martin

Baseball Catcher
Born Feb 15, 1983

Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, Jr is a Canadian Major League Baseball catcher for the New York Yankees. Martin became the everyday catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers immediately upon his Major League debut, and continued in that role for nearly 5 years. His offensive and defensive performance earned wide accolades during his first three years, but they diminished significantly in 2009 and 2010 and Martin spent the last two months of 2010 on the disabled list.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Russell Martin.


1983 Birth Born on February 15, 1983.


2000 17 Years Old Martin was selected in the 35th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft by the Montreal Expos, but did not sign.
2002 19 Years Old He then attended Chipola College for two years, before being chosen in the 17th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. … Read More


2003 - 2005 3 More Events
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 Chacón 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 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 On November 29, 2012, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates had signed Martin for two years and $17 million. … Read More


On June 4, 2013, Martin made his first start and appearance at right field.
During a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 20, 2014, Martin was involved in a brawl that was started after Carlos Gómez hit a triple off of Gerrit Cole.
2015 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He ended the 2015 regular season with a .240 batting average, 23 home runs, and 77 RBI in 129 games. … Read More
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