6 Facts About Russ Martin

1. On June 20, 2018, Russ Martin became the 11th catcher to make 11,000 career putouts at the position.

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2. On June 8, 2013, Russ Martin hit his 100th career home run.

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3. On January 20, 2009, Russ Martin signed a one-year, $3.9 million contract to avoid salary arbitration.

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4. On May 2, 2008, Russ Martin started his first game at third base since reaching the Majors, allowing veteran backup Gary Bennett to spell Martin behind the plate.

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5. In May 2007, Russ Martin broke the Dodgers' franchise record for single-season steals by a catcher set by John Roseboro in 1962.

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6. In November 2012, Russ Martin signed a two-year free agent contract with the Pirates, and took over the team's everyday catcher duties.

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