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"He's a backyard player. I'm not going to take away his strengths. He's a backyard player. That's what we love about him."
-- Hurdle on Martin and not limiting the catcher, whom Hurdle says plays with an "edge"

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Full Game Coverage "He's a backyard player. I'm not going to take away his strengths. He's a backyard player. That's what we love about him."
-- Hurdle on Martin and not limiting the catcher, whom Hurdle says plays with an "edge"

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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