Found March 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The ever-present oblique strain in baseball is an unpredictable injury in its recovery time.  Some players can sustain the injury, miss a couple days, then be back out on the field.  Others will miss months because of the injury.  Luis Martinez may be one of the lucky ones.  He is nearing a return after suffering a strain. According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, Martinez has been hitting off a tee and he hit in the cage yesterday. Catcher Luis Martinez (oblique strain) has been hitting off a tee and hitting soft toss. Showalter said he's going to hit in cage today. — Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) March 5, 2013 The fact that Martinez is swinging a bat again is a good sign.  It could mean his return is just around the corner.  Swinging a bat is the hardest part of the recovery process when coming back from an oblique strain. Martinez was selected off waivers from the Texas Rangers in January.  He has two years of Major League experience under his belt with a total of 87 plate appearances.  He probably won't make the club's 25-man roster, but Martinez adds depth at catcher, and he gives the Orioles a back-up plan should Matt Wieters go down. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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