Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:17:44 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin said he wants to be able to catch SP R.A. Dickey and not come out of the lineup when he pitches. C Josh Thole has been Dickey's personal catcher the last two seasons, because he is used to catching the knuckleball.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:47:46 -0800
Free-agent OF Melky Cabrera (Blue Jays) will likely not be pursued by the Toronto Blue Jays since the team signed C Russell Martin. The Blue Jays lose a draft pick with Martin's signing but get a pick back if Cabrera goes elsewhere.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:39:39 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin was targeted by the Seattle Mariners before Martin signed with Toronto. It is not known what Seattle would have done with C Mike Zunino had Martin signed, but sources indicate the Mariners were not looking at any other catchers.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:39:16 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays DH/C Dioner Navarro has drawn trade interest from teams, presumably because of the signing of C Russell Martin. If Navarro is not moved, he would still be a backup to Martin and a DH.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:46:28 -0800
Updating previous reports, Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin officially signed his five-year, $82 million deal Tuesday, Nov. 18. He has salaries of: $7 million, $15 million, $20 million, $20 million and $20 million.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:34:08 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays signed free-agent C Russell Martin (Pirates) to a five-year deal for "McCann money," according to MLB Network's Peter Gammons. New York Yankees C Brian McCann signed a five-year, $84 million deal with the Yankees last year.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:04:58 -0800
Free-agent C Russell Martin (Pirates) is drawing interest from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:12:24 -0800
Executives involved in the bidding for free-agent C Russell Martin (Pirates) believe the Chicago Cubs are the clear front-runner for his services. No specific contract numbers were announced, but it is believed a deal could be in the range of four years and $64 million.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:52:32 -0800
Free-agent C Russell Martin (Pirates) is expected to land with the Chicago Cubs this offseason.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:28:39 -0800
Free-agent C Russell Martin is being targeted by the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a league source.