Found August 26, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Texas Rangers held center fielder Leonys Martin out of yesterday's weekend finale against the Chicago White Sox due to an ankle injury he sustained during Saturday night's contest. While the ailment was enough to keep Martin out of Sunday's lineup, he and the Rangers are hopeful that he'll be back in action as soon as today, according to Cash Kruth of MLB.com. Martin suffered the injury Saturday when he collided with fellow outfielder David Murphy while tracking a fly ball off the bat of White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko. Martin had to be helped off the field, and there was some thought that the injury was serious, but X-rays came back negative and he was moving around the clubhouse well on Sunday, according to Kruth. While the play looked bad to manager Ron Washington, Martin is expected to return without missing much more than a game. Martin said that his ankle "hurt so badly" that he thought he broke something, but luckily there shouldn't be any lasting damage. Martin entered the season projected as a platoon player in center with Craig Gentry. However, Gentry struggled with productivity and dealt with injuries, opening a path for Martin to see a majority of time in center for Texas. Over 391 plate appearances, the 25-year-old has hit .271/.328/.389 with 13 doubles, five triples and six home runs to go with 29 stolen bases in 37 attempts. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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