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Blue Jays | Russell Martin's neck an issue

Tue, 03 May 2016 08:15:04 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is affected at the plate by his neck ailment, according to manager John Gibbons. Martin has struck out 31 times in 64 at-bats, which is double his strikeout rate from last season.

Fantasy Tip: Martin should be avoided in DFS. If you have the luxury, bench him in traditional formats until things start going better. He might require a cortisone injection and have to rest a couple of days.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin not playing

Mon, 02 May 2016 13:25:56 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin Monday, May 2. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Thole usually is in the starting lineup when R.A. Dickey is pitching. He is hitting only .185 so far this season and should be avoided by owners.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin catching Sunday

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:44:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is back in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi Sunday, May 1, batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is batting .150 with four RBI and has struck out in 31 of 60 at-bats this season, so he should be avoided in all fantasy formats. Furthermore, he is hitless in 15 at-bats out of the No. 8 spot in the batting order this year. Look elsewhere for catching options this afternoon.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin out of lineup Saturday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:24:43 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer Saturday, April 30. C Josh Thole will bat ninth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has been battling occasional stiffness in his neck for the past week and is batting jut .150 with four RBI this season, with 31 strikeouts in 60 at-bats. Thole is 5-for-25 at the plate with a solo home run and should be viewed as nothing more than desperation cap relief for daily fantasy contests.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin not a DL candidate

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:08:09 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) isn't a serious candidate to be put on the disabled list, according to a source. He's dealing with neck spasms and has an OPS of only .383.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has only eight hits in 56 at-bats (.143) with no home runs and four RBI in his first 18 games. His neck woes are likely a factor in his slow start, and he can't be trusted in any fantasy format right now. Keep him benched in deep mixed and AL-only leagues and look for better options elsewhere.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin back in there

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:43:36 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is back in the starting lineup and is batting seventh against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Wednesday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is hitting only .154 (8-for-52) with no home runs and four RBI in the early going, so you may want to keep him benched until he shows some signs of life at the plate.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:22:39 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is out once again Tuesday, April 26, against the Chicago White Sox. C Josh Thole is hitting ninth against White Sox SP Chris Sale.

Fantasy Tip: This is Martin's third straight absence. Daily league owners have an advantage because they can find out whether or not Martin will play. It isn't likely a major issue, but the team doesn't want it to turn into anything serious. Thole has a .308 (4-for-13) average in the last week and is a decent substitute in daily contests.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin remains out

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:42:48 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Miguel Gonzalez Monday, April 25. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Thole has gone 3-for-18 this season and has not picked up a RBI since his first start. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better players to use in their lineups.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin scratched

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:21:43 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, April 24. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth against Oakland Athletics SP Eric Surkamp.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Martin will miss more time. Thole is hitting only .143 this season and should be avoided in most leagues.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin able to play

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:03:19 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt Saturday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Martin left the last game because of neck spasms but appears to be fine for Saturday. Martin is hitting only .146 so far this season but could still be used in a lot of fantasy leagues.

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