Canadian catcher Russell Martin plans to play in 2020, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, returning for what will be the 36-year-old’s 15th MLB season.
Martin spent the 2019 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers after an off-season trade from the Toronto Blue Jays, where he had been from 2015-18. The Montreal native slashed .220/.337/.330 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 83 games for the Dodgers last season.
Martin is a free agent as the five-year, $82-million contract he signed with the Blue Jays in November 2014 has now expired. Martin played a key role in the Blue Jays’ post-season runs of 2015 and 2016, helping to lead the team to back-to-back ALCS berths and earning one of four career all-star nods in 2015.