Catcher Russell Martin is undoubtedly a veteran of a thousand battles and imposes respect in the clubhouse where he stands, and in a young team with a lot of potential for the next few years like the Dodgers, his influence on them is vital to stay afloat in his fight for the World Series.
However, it seems that Martin will not be long on the Dodgers ship and in the majors may have come to an end, as he told Shi Davidi of SportsNet that he is considering retirement after this season:
I know I can keep doing it physically. It will be more a question of "Do I still feel like doing it? Am I still going to have fun while playing?" I don't know, I really enjoy competing. There are many things that must be taken into account in the decision. Possibly it would be my last year; I don't know, it can be. We'll see.
The Canadian catcher is 36 years old and has played 14 seasons in the majors, having played only 67 games this season, hitting .211 with 4 home runs and 15 RBIs.