Russell Martin and the Hall of Fame

With the Blue Jays making their once-in-a-decade trip to Dodger Stadium this week, we got the opportunity to be reacquainted with an old friend in Russell Martin.

Nearly a decade after leaving the club that drafted him in the 17th round in the 2002 draft, Martin is back in Los Angeles in what could be his final chance to win the World Series. Martin, now 36 years old, was dealt from the Jays to the Dodgers back in January as Los Angeles sought a veteran to help bring along young pitchers and to hold down the fort until top prospect Will Smith was ready to make the jump to the Major Leagues.
Shi Davidi of Sportsnet caught up with Martin prior to Tuesday’s series opener, in which the Montreal native discussed his future in baseball…
“I’m going to have to see how this one plays out. I really enjoy the game – but I enjoy playing the game. I really like competing. Being on a team like this is fun, but if I wasn’t on a winning team, I’d have to be really selective on where I would go. I’d have to have that perfect fit and who …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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