Surely the Blue Jays would rather be doing something/anything else, and will go back to that when they’re healthy enough to do it. But from Martin’s perspective, it’s at least a shot at overtime—a gambit that might extend the career of a guy who otherwise wouldn’t have too many options once his contract’s up after the 2019 offseason. Both Martin and the Blue Jays are extending him to the very limits of his capacities at the moment, but despite the lack of catcher-to-shortstop success stories in baseball history, he might wind up extending his career as a result.