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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.
Carlos Martinez allowed five runs, one earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out one over three and two thirds innings on Friday. Martinez's defense truly let him down on Friday afternoon and the right hander had to work very hard to compensate. He threw 77 pitches, 41 of them for strikes, and left with a 6-5 lead. The Cardinals are 23-24 with the win.
Martinez has an 8.40 ERA in 15 innings pitched this season. Martinez's next and likely final start of the season is scheduled for Wednesday against Kansas City and Danny Duffy. Martinez is a quality pitcher when he's on his A-game but we simply haven't seen that pitcher yet this season. Owners desperate for wins or strikeouts can consider starting him next time out at the possible expense of their ratios.