Dodgers Place Russell Martin on 10-Day Injured List with Back Inflammation

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LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 29: Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up before playing the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on March 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers added another pitcher to the injured list. Well, sort of.

Catcher and one-time reliever Russell Martin is going to the 10-day IL with lower back inflammation. Rocky Gale is coming up from OKC to replace him.

Martin missed a couple days in spring training with back soreness. The veteran catcher just started on Monday and played the entire game. Nothing was reported at the time about an injury.

So far this season, the 36-year-old is slashing .333/.500/.600 in five starts behind the plate. He will join Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the IL, although Kershaw should be activated for his next start.

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Author: Vince Samperio

Vince Samperio is the creator of Chavez Ravine Fiends. He is currently the senior social media manager at Officialize and resides in San Diego. Vince was formerly a social media programmer at Bleacher Report, and the social media manager and associate editor of Dodgers Nation.

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