Jon Weisman of ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dodger Thoughts blog
offers a player-by-player look at some of the key members,
best stories and biggest disappointments of the Dodgers' season.

Russell Martin AP Photo

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CATCHER

WT: 230 lbs. HT: 5-10
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: Feb. 15, 1983
BIRTHPLACE: East York, Canada

He struggled to a .332 SLG in 97 games before a hip injury ended his season Aug. 3. Though he improved at throwing out base stealers (39 percent), his L.A. career might be over at 27. ... Highlight: Started out 7-for-18 with a homer and eight walks. ... Lowlight: Rounded second too far and was tagged out before Reed Johnson could score tying run in 2-1 loss to Angels on June 23. ... Sidelight: Tied for fifth on team in walks despite missing 65 games.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
Career 1134 3901 541 1004 114 521 .257 .396 .750