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Saturday Bantering: Russell Martin exits game with oblique strain

August 12th, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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Russell Martin left yesterday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a left oblique strain, the team announced after the game.

Martin removed himself from the game in between the first and second inning. In his first at-bat, Martin grounded out to the left side of the infield, grimacing as he made his way down the first base line. While catching starter Marcus Stroman’s warm-up pitches prior to the next inning, Martin took himself out of the game.

Martin will have an MRI on Saturday to fully address the injury. It’s currently unknown whether the catcher will require a stint on the disabled list.

While the Blue Jays struggle to stay healthy, it isn’t an isolated issue. Both the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are experiencing injury trouble with star players.

C.C. Sabathia of the Yankees was placed on the disabled …

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Tags: Blue Jays, Boston Globe, Boston Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia, Joey Votto, Jordan Montgomery, New York Times, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Russell Martin, Trevor Williams

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