The Dodgers announced today that backstop Russell Martin has been placed on the 10-day injured list with lower back inflammation. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by fellow receiver Rocky Gale.
Acquired over the winter via trade, Martin has shared time behind the plate with Austin Barnes. Expectations were tempered for the 36-year-old’s second stint in Los Angeles, as he has been limited by injuries and seen his offensive numbers dip in recent seasons. But things had gone rather well to this point, with Martin off to a .333/.500/.600 start with the bat through 22 plate appearances.
tough blow losing a guy with a 0 ERA and WHIP
What the…..? I expected at least 50 Dodger fan or anti-fan comments by now!
at least the Jays are paying him to sit on the IL now
I could probably name about a dozen players (at least) not on 40 man rosters who would preform better than rocky gale at this time.
The Molina brothers. That’s gotta Hammer out about 20 or so.
kinda useless if youre going to object to any being better you troll.
But do any of them have a better name?
Yea, I’m a bit biased since Rocky and his wife Leah lived with our good friends while playing for the Lake Elsinore Storm. Call me a troll again and I’ll reach in your mouth, rip your tongue out and beat you with it.
Please then, do so. Seems interisting.
Yeah. I guess that is why the Dodgers keep Rocky around because there are so many better players out there not on rosters.
Ryu and now Martin……I’ll predict Pollack is next and then someone from the bullpen and then back to SP.
Russell Martin can carry a weak rotation to the playoffs. It’s a bigger loss that most realize.
Dude’s got a sore back, not a torn rotator cuff.
Would love to see Will Smith get the call, but he isnt on the 40 man roster yet. Kelbert Ruiz is on the 40 man roster, but I dont think he is quite ready yet. Kyle Farmer would be nice to have about right now. Hopefully Martin is not out long.
I said we should have signed Maldonado he’s a great defensive catcher