Martin, the starting catcher, played two innings at second base for Blue Jays last season, the only other position he's played for the team in the field. The 33-year-old was immediately pressed into game action, retiring Xander Bogaerts on a sharp ground ball on the first pitch of the inning. At the plate, Martin went 1-for-4 and scored a run.
"I told him right before he went out there, I said, 'Hey, you know the first guy is going to hit the ball to you, be ready,'" Donaldson said about his interaction with Martin prior to the ninth inning. "He was like, 'I know.' Sure enough, look at what happens."
A 17th-round pick of the Dodgers in the 2002 Draft, Martin is no stranger to playing the infield or outfield prior to his time in Toronto, having played third base, second base and the outfield in addition to his regular catching duties. Martin last played third base as a member of the Pirates, getting into three games during the 2013 season.
Alykhan Ravjiani is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.