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Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez will make his first start in the Dominican Winter League on Friday.
Martinez was limited to 20 innings this summer so it's important for him to get in some work during the offseason. It is entirely up in the air what his role with the club could be come 2021.
Carlos Martinez has returned to the Dominican Republic to rehab his oblique strain and will miss the rest of the 2020 postseason.
Martinez landed on the injured list last Thursday with an oblique strain. He will need additional time to recover and has been ruled out for the postseason. Martinez was moved into the rotation in 2020 after a successful stint as a closer in 2019. It is unclear if the 29-year-old will be in the rotation or used in high-leverage situations in 2021.
Carlos Martinez was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left oblique strain.
Martinez exited Wednesday's start early due to a left oblique strain. He surrendered eight runs over five innings before leaving. His season is officially over and it is unclear if he will be available for the playoffs. Martinez struggled much of 2020, owning a 9.90 ERA, 2.10 WHIP and 17:10 K:BB over 20 innings.
Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez has been diagnosed with a mid-back strain.
Martinez left Wednesday's start in the sixth inning with the injury. His final stat line wasn't great as C-Mart surrendered eight earned runs over five innings pitched. The 29-year-old struggled mightily this year, posting a 9.90 ERA in five starts. The Cardinals should update his status in the coming days.
Carlos Martinez suffered an embarrassing defeat on Wednesday, allowing eight earned runs on nine hits, and two walks while striking out three over five innings pitched. Martinez allowed two home runs to Sal Perez, which accounted for five of the eight runs scored against the right hander. The Cardinals fall to 27-26 with the loss and are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for Second Place in the NL Central.
Martinez has a 9.90 ERA in 20 innings pitched this season. Wednesday was his final start of the season.