Martin doesn't plan to sign with an MLB team ahead of the 2021 season, but he intends to hold off on a retirement announcement to keep the possibility of playing at a later date open, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Martin's last professional action came in the 2019 postseason with the Dodgers, as he sat out the entire 2020 campaign. Though he'll turn 38 in February and hasn't posted a wRC+ above 100 since 2017, the veteran backstop apparently isn't ready to hang up his spikes just yet. In fact, Morosi suggests that Martin could play for the Canadian national team this spring while it looks to qualify for a spot in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo later this year.
Martin will start Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday against the Nationals, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Martin will catch Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 3 with the series tied 1-1. Ryu has posted a sparkling 1.52 ERA when Martin is behind the dish, per Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, but that comes with a tradeoff offensively -- according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News, the veteran backstop is just 3-for-22 with a double, an RBI and four strikeouts against Max Scherzer, who will toe the rubber for the Nats.
Martin went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and a walk in a victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Martin turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead with a three-run blast to left field in the seventh inning. The veteran catcher hit only .167 in August but has collected three hits -- including two homers -- in six at-bats to begin September. Austin Barnes is set to rejoin the Dodgers on Friday, but Martin should remain the primary backup to Will Smith down the stretch.
Martin went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over Arizona on Sunday.
Martin launched a 406-foot shot to right field in the third inning. The long ball was his first since Aug. 4 and snapped a string of 11 straight games without an extra-base hit. The 36-year-old is hitting slashing .215/.336/.317 in a backup role this season.
Martin was activated from the bereavement list Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Martin was away from the club due to the passing of his grandmother, but he'll be available to play Tuesday, as anticipated. Austin Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
Martin will be reinstated from the bereavement list Tuesday and is expected to start Wednesday against the Padres, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
As expected, Martin is set to rejoin the club Tuesday and will re-enter the starting lineup Wednesday. He's slashing .207/.330/.299 with four homers and 15 RBI over 69 games this season.
Martin (personal) is expected to rejoin the Dodgers on Tuesday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Martin is with his family after the passing of his grandmother. However, he is expected to rejoin the team after the minimum three days and once again serve as the backup catcher behind Will Smith.
Martin was placed on the bereavement list Saturday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Martin will miss at least three games but could be absent for up to seven. He has served as the backup catcher behind Will Smith, though Austin Barnes was recalled to fill that role in his absence.
Martin went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a double, a run scored and a walk in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Martin hit his double in the third inning and came around to score on Kristopher Negron's two-out single. Martin then knocked in Max Muncy an inning later with a single. The catcher is hitting .228/.354/.329 with four homers, four doubles, 15 RBI and 24 runs scored in 158 at-bats this season.
Martin went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's victory over San Diego.
Martin took advantage of his first start in the four-game series, drilling a 410-foot blast to center field in the second inning. Through 179 plate appearances this season, Martin is slashing .220 with four homers and 12 runs batted in.
Martin will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Padres, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The lightly used Martin will enter the lineup for only the second time in nine games. He'll continue to see limited action behind the dish the rest of the season with manager Dave Roberts having seemingly committed to rookie Will Smith as the team's top backstop.
Martin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Martin and Austin Barnes split work behind the plate in the four-game series, with the former drawing into the starting nine Thursday and Saturday. Despite the even timeshare over the weekend, Martin still looks like the No. 2 backstop, especially with his offensive production trending down of late. Over the last month, Martin has gone 9-for-49 with 17 strikeouts.
Martin went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
Martin's eighth-inning base hit to score Chris Taylor held up as the difference in the Dodgers' narrow victory. The veteran was making just his fourth start since Austin Barnes returned from the injured list June 7 and will likely continue to see a lighter share of the action between the two backstops when both are healthy.
Martin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Austin Barnes will step in behind the plate for the second time in the series and should reclaim top catching duties following his recent return from the 10-day injured list. With that in mind, Martin may only be in line for two or three starts per week, despite posting an impressive .383 on-base percentage through 94 plate appearances on the season.
Martin went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in an 8-3 win for the Dodgers over the Reds on Sunday.
The veteran backstop homered for the first time since April 5, checking in with a solo blast off Wandy Peralta in the eight inning for his second of the year. Martin only has 46 at-bats on the season, but he's performed well in his opportunities, as he's slashing .261/.397/.435.
Martin is starting at catcher and hitting sixth against the Giants on Wednesday.
The veteran slides in for Austin Barnes, who will get a rest after starting the Dodgers' last two games. Martin is slashing .300/.444/.500 in eight games so far this season.
Martin (back) was activated from the injured list Saturday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Martin wound up missing 17 days with lower-back inflammation. He had started five of the Dodgers' first 12 games prior to the injury and will likely return to a similar role. Rocky Gale was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
Martin (back) came through his simulated game with no setbacks and is expected to start Sunday against the Pirates, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
This simulated game was the last step for Martin, and he came through it with no issues, clearing the way for his activation from the 10-day injured list. He should resume his timeshare behind the plate with Austin Barnes going forward.
Martin (back) will go through a simulated game Friday prior to being activated from the 10-day injured list, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Martin will have to clear one final hurdle before receiving the green light to return. The veteran backstop has been on the shelf since April 10 due to a lower-back strain but could be activated as soon as Saturday, assuming all goes well during his sim game.
Martin (back) will not go on a rehab start, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Martin, who participated in batting practice and caught a bullpen session Saturday, won't have to go to the minors first before coming back from his back injury. Per Plunkett, he'll go through a "simulated situation" Friday and could be activated from the injured list by next weekend. The veteran had five hits in 15 at-bats with a homer before he landed on the IL.
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