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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  • Baseball Highlights Of Wednesday's Mlb Games
    Yahoo News - Aug 18, 2016
  • Blue Jays' Russell Martin Misses Game After A Fall In Shower
    LATimes - Jul 23, 2016
  • Blue Jays' Martin Out With Sore Left Knee After Shower Fall
    Fox News - Jul 22, 2016
  • Baseball Highlights Of Monday's Mlb Games
    Yahoo News - Apr 19, 2016


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


1983 Birth Born on February 15, 1983.


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


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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