45 Facts About Russell Martin

1. Russell Martin was a fairly cheap option that did not cost a lot of salary or prospects that happens to be a familiar face in LA.

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2. Los Angeles Dodgers trading for Russell Martin was such a trademark move by the Andrew Friedman-led front office.

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3. Russell Martin is taken from his father, Nathan from his great-grandfather, Jeanson from his mother, and Coltrane to pay homage to musician John Coltrane.

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4. Russell Martin endured his worst offensive season of his career, hitting.

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

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6. Russell Martin was announced as a finalist for the catcher Gold Glove award, along with Salvador Perez and Jason Castro.

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7. Russell Martin led the major leagues in passed balls, with 19.

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8. Russell Martin spent the year as the starting catcher with Chris Stewart as his backup.

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9. Russell Martin was elected to the 2011 American League All-Star team as a Yankee.

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10. Russell Martin began the 2011 season as the everyday catcher for the Yankees.

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11. Russell Martin agreed to a $6 million guaranteed one-year contract with the New York Yankees for the 2011 season.

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12. Russell Martin said the Dodgers had shown by avoiding arbitration that they no longer "believed in" him.

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13. Russell Martin played for the Canadian team during the 2009 World Baseball Classic and then rejoined the Dodgers.

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14. Russell Martin caught 10 innings of a 15 inning game in which the American League won 4 to 3.

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15. Russell Martin made his second all-star game during the 2008 season.

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16. On May 2, 2008, Russell 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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17. Russell Martin became the first ever Canadian born catcher to start the All-Star Game.

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

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19. Russell Martin got two hits, including a double, in the game.

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20. Russell Martin was promoted to the Dodgers on May 5, 2006, after a wrist injury to starting catcher Dioner Navarro.

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21. Russell Martin began the 2006 season with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, where he hit.

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

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23. Russell Martin spent the last two months of 2010 on the disabled list.

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24. Russell 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.

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25. Russell Martin came on as a second-half substitute for Friday night's Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland, while Russell watched from the bench.

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26. Russell Martin left Carrow Road in the closing stages of the summer transfer window after cancelling his contract in a bid for regular first team football and has now linked up with the Saddlers.

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27. Russell Martin attended Lindsey Wilson College that did not have advanced the family group had decided to settle in the Glensfork community in 1847.

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28. Russell Martin looked decent in drawing the start two weeks ago against was removed from the team's injury report on Friday which is obviously a sign that Russell Wilson's top threat is finally getting healthy.

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29. Russell Martin said: "He's a lovely horse and is improving all the time.

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30. Russell Martin was born in Toronto, Ontario, and spent his early childhood in Ottawa, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec.

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31. On December 5, 2016, Russell Martin committed to play shortstop for Team Canada at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

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32. Russell Martin played third base in the minors before converting to catcher.

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33. Russell Martin hoped to switch to shortstop during the 2013 World Baseball Classic, citing he did not want to learn another pitching staff during the tournament, because he was already learning a new staff in Pittsburgh.

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34. Russell Martin was first selected to play for Canada during the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

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35. Russell Martin appeared in 137 games for the Blue Jays in 2016, and hit.

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36. Russell Martin was suspended 2 games by the MLB on April 22, 2014 for his role in the brawl.

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37. On June 8, 2013, Russell Martin hit his 100th career home run.

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38. On June 4, 2013, Russell Martin made his first start and appearance at right field.

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

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40. Russell Martin was a Florida State League All-Star catcher while with the Vero Beach Dodgers in 2004, playing 122 games and batting.

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41. Russell Martin was selected in the 35th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft by the Montreal Expos, but did not sign.

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

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43. Russell Martin is the first Nevada player to earn both If it rains or snows meet at the Multi-Purpose Athletic Center at 1860 Russell Way.

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44. Russell Martin has averaged 3.0 yards per carry in last three.

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45. Russell Martin has joined Walsall as a player-coach with the centre-back enjoying a long-standing friendship with manager Dean Keates.

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