Dodgers acquire veteran Martin from Blue Jays


The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired catcher Russell Martin in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday.

The Blue Jays, who will receive minor-league players from the Dodgers, will be eating a significant portion of Martin’s $20 million salary, league sources told ESPN.

Martin, a 13-year veteran, broke into the majors with the Dodgers in 2006, playing five seasons in Los Angeles before joining the New York Yankees in 2011. He also played two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates before joining the Blue Jays in 2015.

He hit .194 with 10 home runs and 25 RBIs in 90 games for Toronto last season. Overall, he has a .249 career batting average with 185 home runs and 751 RBIs.

Sportsnet was the first to report the trade.

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