Russell Martin 55 | Catcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Sat. Aug 23, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Martin bashed his seventh homer Saturday -- a three-run shot -- against Milwaukee, going 2-for-4 with a walk and three RBI. Impact: The home run total may be down -- Martin averaged 18 dingers over the last three years -- but a .288 batting average is his best since 2007, when he finished with a .293 mark. The Pirates have gone out of their way to keep the catcher from wearing down, and it's paying dividends.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 20, 2014
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, )
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