Russell Martin 55 | Catcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Wed. Aug 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Martin is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: With five straight starts under his belt, Martin will give way to backup Chris Stewart on Wednesday. Though Martin's home run numbers are down, he's offset that to an extent with a .285 batting average, a mark 60 points higher than a season earlier.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 16, 2014
News: Martin went 0-for-4 against Washington on Friday, ending an 11-game hitting streak for the catcher. Impact: Martin, who compiled a .341/.404/.512 slash line over his hot stretch, will likely sit out either Saturday or Sunday. With an .802 OPS in 325 plate appearances, he continues to increase his market value as an unrestricted free agent following the 2014 season.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Martin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Impact: Martin will take a seat for a regular day of rest for a day game directly following a night game. Chris Stewart will man the backstop in his stead.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Martin went 1-for-4 against Detroit on Monday, belting his fifth homer of the year and first since July 10. Impact: Martin continues to surprise in 2014 with a higher batting average (.290) than many expected. The catcher is always at risk for injury, but the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent is setting himself up for a nice payday in the offseason.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Martin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: This looks like nothing more than a routine day off for Martin after four straight starts. Chris Stewart will step in behind the plate while Josh Harrison bats third in the order, a spot Martin has occupied since Andrew McCutchen (rib) was forced out of action.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Martin will bat third Saturday night against the Padres. Impact: The catcher is riding a seven-game hitting streak, over which he's batting .360 (9-for-25) with seven RBI and five walks versus two strikeouts. Martin has a higher batting average (.289 in 343 at-bats) while hitting third throughout his career than anywhere else in the order.(RotoWire, )
Russell Martin
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 205  Age: 31
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 2/15/1983, East York, Ontario
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Debut: 2006
Salary: $9,500,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury