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Yankees could place Martin on DL

Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:07 am
Edited on: June 14, 2011 11:27 am
 
MartinBy Evan Brunell

The Yankees are considering placing Russell Martin on the disabled list, the New York Post reports.

Martin was scratched from Monday's lineup with back stiffness, marking his fourth consecutive game missed. At this point, the Yankees need to get help at the catcher's spot and can't afford to go day to day with Martin much longer. A decision has to be made soon, and it could result in Martin being placed on the disabled list.

Martin says he can play through it and an MRI came back clean, but is hitting .183 since the beginning of May, which has plunged his overall line to .232/.338/.429.

Hitting coach Kevin Long doesn't believe the back's been a problem all this time, though. Martin was hit in the toe during batting practice in early May, which was re-injured later in the month. That's the cause for Martin's decline, Long believes.

"He's been so beat up," Long said. "It's really unfair to judge. He basically busted up his toe twice. He's basically swinging without his legs. Anytime you do that, you get into some funks."


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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:40 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

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Since: Jun 14, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

Martin kept the Yankees afloat in April and half of May.  He does not have to be great on this team just healthy.  If he is not than I agree, bring up Montero until martin is healthy.  If Montero plays really well keep starting him and use martin as a back-up (that was probably what Cashman was thinking when he signed him).  All of these low-risk signings have played out pretty well so far in my opinion.



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

Just do everyone a favor and place him on waivers! He is garbage and blocking prospects!

Take the garbage out Yanks!



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

Nick Johnson Part II  .... you knew this scrub wasn't going to last long.    Add in Colon and Garcia  ...  matter of time.  Oh wait, Fatssolo is already on the DL.   Capt. Courageous cold be next along with Dumbo Posada ...  old and wash up, you're New Spork Spankees!  Surprised  



Since: Jun 14, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

As a Dodger. fan, it was nice to see Martin have a hot start but I knew it would only be a matter of time before he landed on the DL.
Martin is skilled but niot very durable. Yankees need to ensure they have a competent back-up if they are going to rely on this DL hog.



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

Martin played the entire game on Sunday.


Bang-up research by that CBS crack staff once again.


Undecided



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

The Yankees need to quit being so conservative.  It's time to bring up Montero and see what the kid's got against big league pitchers.  I genuinely like Cervelli, but the guy's hitting aroung .190.  We know they're not going to turn to Posada, and Molina brings nothing to the table.



Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

I guess the Yankees do need the names on the back of their jerseys.. Cervelli Caught on that Monday..... D'OH...



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:29 am
 

Yankees could place Martin on DL

I was at the stadium on Sunday and Martin caught...so he hasn't missed 4 consecutive games.


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