Martinez (personal) was activated from the paternity list Monday. As expected, Martinez is back with the Cardinals ahead of Monday's series opener against the Phillies after spending the weekend in Venezuela witnessing the birth of his second child. The 28-year-old, who is hitting .321/.389/.517 through 63 games this season, should immediately slot back in as the team's primary first baseman. Luke Voit was optioned to the minors in a corresponding roster move.
Martinez (personal) is expected to be reinstated from the paternity list Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. Martinez was given the designation Friday and spent the past few days in Venezuela to witness the birth of his second child. Luke Voit, who went 0-for-7 over the last three games against the Cubs in Martinez's stead, will be optioned back to Triple-A Memphis upon the latter's official reinstatement.
The Cardinals placed Martinez on the paternity list Friday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports. Martinez is traveling to Venezuela to attend to birth of his child, with Luke Voit recalled from Triple-A Memphis in the meantime. The paternity list has a three-day maximum, so Martinez is expected to return Monday against the Phillies.
Martinez will be placed on the paternity list prior to the Cardinals' series opener against the Cubs on Friday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Cardinals will have to make do without one of their best hitters against their rivals from Chicago, as Martinez is set to miss the team's three-game series against the Cubs while attending the birth of his child in Venezuela. The 29-year-old is hitting an impressive .322/.391/.522 with 10 homers and 42 RBI through 62 games this season. Luke Voit will be summoned from the minors in a corresponding roster move to take Martinez's place.
Martinez went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs overall in a win over the Padres on Monday. Martinez authoritatively erased an early 1-0 deficit with a third-inning round tripper that traveled 416 feet to center and plated Tommy Pham. We're running out of superlatives to describe Martinez's current tear, one that's seen him hit .531 with three doubles, five homers and 11 RBI over his first 36 plate appearances of June. That stretch now includes six multi-hit efforts, as well as an astounding 73.3 percent hard contact rate.
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