Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Blue Jays trade catcher Russell Martin to Los Angeles Dodgers

Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin hits a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. The Los Angeles Dodgers have reacquired catcher Marti Russell Martin Traded To Dodgers, Scouting Reports On Andrew Spoko, Ronny Brito
Sidney Guerrero | 13 January, 2019, 22:56

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired catcher Russell Martin from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers, the Dodgers announced Friday.

While Martin hit below.200 last season and just.221 the year before, he still walks plenty and had a respectable.338 on-base percentage. He hit.295/.359/.496 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs across two leagues. At the moment, Martin and Austin Barnes are in line to share the catching duties for the Dodgers in 2019.

Of course, adding Martin shouldn't take the Dodgers out of the running for J.T. Realmuto, who is likely to be traded before spring training.

Excited about once again joining the Dodgers, the team that originally drafted him in 2002, Martin said he is "looking forward to being back with the Dodgers where it all began". After debuting in 2006, he played in 667 games, was a two-time All-Star and won one Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger award before landing with the New York Yankees and eventually the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Sopko, who played 14 games for the double-A Tulsa Drillers last season, had a 3-1 record with a 3.88 earned-run average.

Russell Martin is being shipped back to a warmer climate.

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Martin is determined to prove that he can. "I'm gonna be as professional as I possibly can be and that hopefully translates to some good results".

Taylor started at four different positions last season, including shortstop in Seager's absence.

Martin will turn 36 in February, and he is coming off a 2018 season to forget in which he batted just.194 in 94 games.

Some of the best seasons of his career came in Los Angeles, including two of his four all-star appearances in 2007 and 2008.

Nevertheless, the Dodgers are in need of some help behind the plate. "I think I've gotten probably a little bit better at receiving, learned some tricks behind the plate when it comes to blocking ... overall the understanding of how to manage a pitching staff and get the best out of each individual pitcher".

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