Martin has been sidelined for two weeks and will have his hand examined again Tuesday. Mazara is on an 0-for-10 slide, but has otherwise been hitting well in the minors to the tune of a .284/.357/.443 slash line.
Over his last 16 games, Mazara is hitting .290 with 18 hits, two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI in 62 at-bats.
In 81 games this season, Mazara has a slash line of .285/.361/.446 to go along with 14 doubles, 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 298 at-bats.
Mazara is rated as the Rangers' third best prospect by MLB.com.
Rival teams told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman the
Alfaro is considered a top-100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 45) and Baseball America (No. 67). He is batting .328 with one home run, six doubles and six RBI in 16 games at Double-A this season. He has a career .264/.328/.433/.761 slash line.
Mazara is also a top-100 prospect for MLB.com (No. 54) and Baseball America (No. 87). He is batting .323 with one double and seven RBI in 17 games at Double-A. He has a .259/.347/.430/.777 slash line in his career.
Gallo, who was the team's first-round draft pick in 2012, hit .250 in 15 games this spring with two home runs and six RBI. Alfaro hit .313 with four RBI in 16 plate appearances while Mazara hit .286 in seven at-bats.
"No," Banister said. "That would be a stretch. Every club has players that come over and play in major league games. It's a valuable experience for those guys. Obviously, we want to protect them and make sure they have enough players. That left us thin on the number of players here."
Mazara hit .264 with 19 home runs and 73 RBI in Class-A Hickory last year.
"It's good they have high expectations for me, but I don't feel any pressure," Mazara said. "I just want come up and do what I normally do. I don't want to put any extra expectations or pressure on me. Just show them what I can do."
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