Details are to follow. This included 10 home runs and 25 RBI over 90 games played. During that time, Martin had a.361 on-base percentage. The 23-year-old Jansen has long rated as one of the organization's better prospects and enjoyed a solid late-2018 debut with a.247/.347/.432 slash and three homers in 95 plate appearances. However, this gives the Dodgers a second option to pair with Austin Barnes. He started his career with the Dodgers back in 2006 and stayed there until the 2010 season, when he moved on to NY. He is a four-time All-Star though, so the Dodgers are hoping he still has some left in the tank. Welcome back to Los Angeles, Russell. The Blue Jays would also have had to eat some, most, or even all of Martin's remaining 20 million dollars he's owed on this year's contract, and he's due to be a free agent after the season.
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They dealt two prospects to Toronto for Russell Martin, a former Dodger who can bridge the gap between the departed Yasmani Grandal and the team's two almost ready catching prospects. The upcoming season will be Martin's 14 in the Major Leagues and he owns a career slashline of.249/.349/.399 with 185 homers and 751 RBI with the Dodgers (2006-10), Yankees (2011-12), Pirates (2013-14) and Blue Jays (2015-18). He won both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards in 2007, and in 2013 and 2014, he was named the Wilson Defensive Catcher of the Year.
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Martin did hit the ball on the ground (51.2 percent) and pop up (19.4 percent of his fly-balls were pop-ups) at career-high rates in 2018, so the.234 average on balls in play he posted last season may not be as much of a fluke as it would seem at first glance. While last season's.194/.338/.325 batting line obviously looks ugly, Martin walked at a almost 16 percent clip, one of the highest rates in the league, and demonstrated that he still has a bit of pop - certainly enough to make him comparable to other catchers throughout the game.
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