Returning to the lineup after being scratched with lower body soreness Sunday, Pirates catcher Russell Martin went 2 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run Monday against the Reds.
Martin's double was his first extra-base hit since June 8. He owns a .254 batting average with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 189 at-bats.
Pirates catcher Russell Martin has returned to the team's starting lineup Monday against the Reds.
Martin was scratched from Sunday's game with lower body soreness, but the injury was not serious. Martin is hitting .247/.340/.419 in 186 at-bats this year. He'll take on Reds starter Mike Leake.
Pirates catcher Russell Martin has been scratched with what the club is calling "lower body soreness," MLB.com reports. It's unclear if the injury will have any lingering effects. Michael McKenry gets the start in his place.
Pirates catcher Russell Martin is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.
Martin will be replaced by Michael McKenry, who will bat seventh against Matt Cain. Martin is hitting .251/.340/.430 in 179 at-bats this season. He can return to the starting lineup Friday against Dodgers' pitcher Stephen Fife.