Jan. 11 (Bulletinstandard) — Russell Martin is headed again to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The veteran catcher — who spent the primary 5 seasons of his profession with the Nationwide League West franchise — returned to his unique crew as a part of a commerce with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Toronto and Los Angeles introduced the swap on Friday. The Dodgers acquired Martin and money in trade for right-handed pitcher Andrew Sopko and Minor League infielder Ronny Brito within the deal.
Martin, 35, is due $20 million in 2019. The four-time All-Star hit a career-low .194 final season with 10 dwelling runs and 25 RBIs in 90 video games final season for the Blue Jays. The 13-year veteran owns a profession .249 batting common with 185 lengthy balls.
Sopko posted a 6-5 report with a 3.90 ERA in 26 video games final season on the Superior A and Double A ranges. The 24-year-old was a seventh-round choose within the 2015 MLB June Novice Draft by the Dodgers.
Brito, 19, has a .249 common with 16 dwelling runs and 127 RBIs in 186 profession video games within the Dominican Summer time League, Pioneer League and Arizona League.