Report: Blue Jays — not Cubs — acquire Russell Martin

SHARE Report: Blue Jays — not Cubs — acquire Russell Martin

The Cubs were the reported frontrunner Sunday night to sign free-agent catcher Russell Martin.

Toronto, though, has made the winning bid for the best catcher available this offseason.

Peter Gammons broke the news that the Jays landed Martin.

It’s a five-year, $82 million according to various reports.

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