According to an announcement made by the team, Martin has been diagnosed with inflammation in his lower-back.
The 36-year-old Martin returned to the Dodgers after being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays on January 11th. He was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the 17thround of the 2002 draft out of Chipola College in Florida. Martin has played in six games this season, hitting .333 (5-for-15) with one homer and two RBI. In his 14-year professional career, Martin has recorded .250 batting average with 186 homers and 753 RBI in 1616 games.
Gale, 31, enters his second season with the Dodger organization after beginning his professional career in the San Diego Padres system. He has appeared in 17 big league games, recording a homer and two RBI in 22 plate appearances. This year with Oklahoma City, Gale was hitting .333 (2-for-6) with three runs scored and a double.
Tuesday’s lineup vs. righty Jack Flaherty, Cardinals:
- Pederson LF
- Seager SS
- Turner 3B
- Bellinger 1B
- Muncy 2B
- Verdugo RF
- Taylor CF
- Barnes C
- Maeda P
(Juan Dorado furnished some of the information provided in this report)