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MLB Injury News:
Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin exited last night’s
loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with a mild left wrist sprain, according to
Master Tesfatsion of MLB.com.
Martin suffered the injury in the eighth inning when he
landed on his wrist while diving for what became a two-run double by Edwin
Encarnacion. He was clearly favoring the wrist when he got up, and he later
said that he couldn’t flex his hand at the time.
Luckily for Martin and the Rangers, X-rays came back
negative and he believes he’s OK, as does manager Ron Washington.
"There's no serious damage," Washington said.
"From a distance, I thought it was his shoulder, but it's his wrist."
While the Rangers don’t believe this is an ailment that will
require an extended stint on the disabled list, Washington did say that Martin
will not be in the team’s lineup today against Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle.
This has more to do with Martin not seeing starts against southpaws than it
does his injury.
In his third year with the Rangers, Martin has hit
.261/.315/.410 with three doubles, four triples, three home runs and eight
stolen bases in 10 attempts over 149 plate appearances. Craig Gentry replaced the
25-year-old in center field last night.
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