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Jays From The Couch Feb 23, 2017

Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Projections- Russell Martin

  Jays From the Couch brings you a look at what to expect in 2017 from Toronto Blue Jays catcher, Russell Martin     With Blue Jays Spring Training workouts […] The post Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Projections- Russell Martin appeared first on Jays From The Couch.
Toronto Sun Feb 22, 2017
'Are they doing surveys?': Blue Jays' Martin wants to put brakes on rule changes

'Are they doing surveys?': Blue Jays' Martin wants to put brakes on rule changes

DUNEDIN — Sitting in his corner locker inside the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium clubhouse, Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin joked that if he gets assassinated or meets up with a strange accident, the media should look into it.
Toronto Star Feb 22, 2017
Blue Jays tee off on no-pitch intentional walks

Blue Jays tee off on no-pitch intentional walks

‘When a guy hits a home run … should he just walk to the dugout?,’ fumes Russell Martin.
National Post Feb 21, 2017
Paralympic swim star Benoit Huot helps Toronto Blue Jays’ Russell Martin get in shape, ‘balance’ his body with pool training

Paralympic swim star Benoit Huot helps Toronto Blue Jays’ Russell Martin get in shape, ‘balance’ his body with pool training

When Martin decided to take up swimming as an off-season workout option, he was amazed at how quickly he progressed
Toronto Star Feb 21, 2017
Blue Jays catcher Martin trains with Paralympic swimming star Huot in the pool

Blue Jays catcher Martin trains with Paralympic swimming star Huot in the pool

“I never really practised swimming in my life . . . but as I got older my body was changing and I felt I needed to do some different things to stay in shape,” Russell Martin says.
Toronto Sun Feb 16, 2017
Blue Jays' Martin taking big-picture approach to workload

Blue Jays' Martin taking big-picture approach to workload

DUNEDIN — When Russell Martin was with the New York Yankees, he remembers looking up at a bulletin board and seeing a stat reading: “Russell has hit 12 of his home runs after he’s had an off-day.”
National Post Feb 16, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays’ Russell Martin plans to make staying fresh a priority, take time off as needed

Toronto Blue Jays’ Russell Martin plans to make staying fresh a priority, take time off as needed

Martin believes part of the solution is his being up front with the coaching staff and taking a day off when he feels gassed
Toronto Star Feb 15, 2017
Jays add Salty for seasoning behind dish: Griffin

Jays add Salty for seasoning behind dish: Griffin

Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows his way around the AL East, and should help Russell Martin stay fresher.
Blue Bird Banter Feb 13, 2017
Blue Jays release A.J. Jimenez

Blue Jays release A.J. Jimenez

Blue Jays pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, but one catcher, who we expected to complete for the backup job behind Russell Martin, won’t be there. A.J. Jimenez, who was DFAed back on February 9, was released by the team today. That leaves the Jays with 2 catchers on the 40-man: Martin and Juan Graterol. Non-roster spring invites are Reese McGuire, Alex Monsalve, Mike Ohlman and Jarrod Saltalamcchia. It looks to me like the Jays are giving Salty the backup job and Graterol would be the choice to be called up if someone gets hurt. It is possible that McGuire will pass him by at some...
Blue Bird Banter Feb 9, 2017
Thursday Bantering: WBC Rosters - No Russell Martin?

Thursday Bantering: WBC Rosters - No Russell Martin?

Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. Continuing the countdown to spring training, it’s only five days until pitchers and catchers report, 15 days until the first game, and 53 days until opening day. We’re almost there, folks! Here’s the latest: National teams involved in the World Baseball Classic announced their full rosters last night, with the notable omission of Russell Martin from Team Canada. Martin, per Jon Morosi, will not play for Canada due to his contract insurance, presumably related to the fact that Martin wanted to play second base. Russell Martin will not...
Jays Journal Feb 9, 2017

Blue Jays’ Martin out of WBC due to medical clearance issue

On Wednesday we learned that Russell Martin will not be participating in the World Baseball Classic after all, due to an issue with his contract insurance. As we approach spring training, one of the under-the-radar topics for the Blue Jays has been the players participating in the World Baseball Classic. In particular their expensive investment, […] Blue Jays’ Martin out of WBC due to medical clearance issue - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Star Feb 8, 2017
Martin, Saunders out for World Baseball Classic

Martin, Saunders out for World Baseball Classic

Blue Jay Russell Martin surprise omission from Team Canada roster for next month's international showcase.
Jays Journal Feb 8, 2017

Should Russell Martin play shortstop at the World Baseball Classic?

Toronto Blue Jays backstop Russell Martin is poised to play shortstop for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic tourney, should we be concerned? Baseball Canada is set to formally announce their finalized roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic Tourney. Canada kicks off their round robin competition in Miami on March 09th versus […] Should Russell Martin play shortstop at the World Baseball Classic? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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