Catcher Russell Martin who played his first five seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has returned nearly a decade after he left.
The announcement was made Friday morning, it included right-handed pitcher Andrew Sopko and Minor League infielder Ronny Brito, from LA.
A Canadian native, Martin was non-tendered in 2010 coming off a hip injury and joined the Yankees, then the Pirates and most recently the Blue Jays. In 2018 he hit .194 with 10 homers and 25 RBIs in 90 games. Martin was an All-Star as recently as 2015.
It was rumored the Dodgers where targeting Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto as a replaced for Yasmani Grandal, who earlier this week signed with the Milwaulkee Brewers. While the Dodgers also had been rumored as suitors for game-changers like outfielder Bryce Harper and starting pitcher Corey Kluber, acquiring a catcher has been the top priority.