TORONTO BLUE JAYS catcher RUSSEL MARTIN has captured the HONDA PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD for August, in a unanimous vote by the TORONTO CHAPTER of the BBWAA. Honda, the official vehicle of the Blue Jays, will make a donation to the charity of Russell’s choosing.
MARTIN batted .286 in August with four doubles, nine home runs, 22 RBI and a .983 OPS. The right-handed hitter led the Blue Jays and all Major League catchers with 22 RBI in August. He also led the team in slugging percentage (.626), tied for the club lead with nine home runs and was second in hits (26). In his last 15 games he has homered eight times and driven in 21 runs.
The runner up in voting for August was 3B Josh Donaldson(.287, 9HR, 18RBI, .396 OBP).