Banged-up Russell Martin Gets Extra Day off:
Russell Martin was not in Toronto’s starting lineup against the Boston Red Sox to start a crucial series on Friday, but a return might not be far off.
That’s good news, since the catcher had been one of the club’s top performers over the past month or so.
Martin hurt his left knee during the Blue Jays’ game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, and the off-day Thursday didn’t alleviate his pain.
“Well he’s still pretty sore so we’ll see,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Martin’s status before Friday’s game.