Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Out with oblique strain

Martin left Friday's game with a left oblique strain, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

So much for any hope that Martin just sustained a minor tweak getting out of the box in the first inning. Oblique strains typically take multiple weeks to heal, and it would be a surprise if this injury doesn't result in a swift trip to the disabled list. Expect an announcement before Saturday afternoon's contest against Pittsburgh, as the Jays will need a second catcher quickly.

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