Manager Mike Shildt said Monday that Martinez underwent surgery to repair the torn ligament in his right thumb, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The 29-year-old is ineligible to return until early September after being moved to the 60-day injured list earlier this month, and there's a chance he misses the rest of the season after undergoing the procedure. If unable to retake the mound in 2021, Martinez will finish the season with a 6.23 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 57:36 K:BB over 82.1 innings.
Martinez (thumb) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday. Martinez hit the 10-day injured list with a torn thumb ligament Wednesday, and the issue appears to be quite serious. He'll be ineligible to return before early September, but there's a chance he's already done for the year if surgery winds up being required. Luis Garcia was signed in a corresponding move.
Martinez will be sidelined for the near future by a torn ligament in his right thumb, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. The right-hander landed on the injured list earlier in the day with what was labeled a ligament strain, but he's apparently dealing with a full tear of the thumb ligament. Martinez doesn't have a timetable for his return given the recency of the diagnosis, but he can be ruled out indefinitely while he continues to be evaluated and begins treatment back in St. Louis.
Martinez (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right thumb ligament strain, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The righty threw a side session this week after exiting Sunday's start with what was initially thought to be a bruised thumb. However, this latest development means Martinez will be sidelined until after the All-Star break, and it's unclear whether he'll require longer than a minimum stay on the IL. Lars Nootbaar was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Martinez (thumb) is scheduled to throw a side session Tuesday or Wednesday to determine whether he'll be able to pitch Friday against the Cubs, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The right-hander isn't believed to be dealing with a serious injury after exiting Sunday's start with a bruised right thumb, though his availability for the next turn through the rotation is up in the air. Wade LeBlanc should take the mound Friday if Martinez is unable to pitch.
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