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Russell Martin

Russell Martin
MLB Player information
NameRussell Martin
PositionCatcher/Third Baseman
MLB debutMay 5, 2006 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average.267
Home runs66
Runs batted in346
Stolen bases74
*Los Angeles Dodgers (2006 2010) *New York Yankees (2011 Present)
*3× All-Star (2007, 2008, 2011) *Gold Glove Award winner (2007) *Silver Slugger Award winner (2007)

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Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, Jr (born February 15, 1983) is a Canadian Major League Baseball catcher for the New York Yankees.

Martin became the everyday catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers immediately upon his Major League debut, and continued in that role for nearly 5 years. His offensive and defensive performance earned wide accolades during his first three years, but they diminished significantly in 2009 and 2010 and Martin spent the last two months of 2010 on the disabled list. After the Dodgers declined to raise his salary, he signed with the Yankees for less than the Dodgers had offered him and succeeded Jorge Posada as the Yankees' everyday catcher.

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