Martin underwent surgery Wednesday to repair his fractured right wrist, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Martin is expected to miss 2-to-3 months following surgery, effectively putting an end to his 2020 season. He appeared in 120 games during his rookie season in 2019, slashing .208/.260/.322 in 309 plate appearances.
The Orioles placed Martin (wrist) on the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Martin fractured his right wrist Friday and is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday that will keep him sidelined for 2-to-3 months, effectively spelling an end to his 2020 season. The move to the 60-day IL essentially confirms as much, while simultaneously freeing up a spot in the 60-man roster pool and the 40-man roster. Baltimore added right-handed pitcher Dean Kremer to the 60-man pool in a corresponding move.
Martin (wrist) will undergo surgery Wednesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Martin suffered a fractured right wrist while diving into a base during Friday's intrasquad matchup, and he'll undergo surgery to repair it. The surgery likely carries a 3-to-4 month recovery timeline, effectively ending his 2020 season before it began. With Martin sidelined, Pat Valaika and Andrew Velazquez should have increased chances to make the roster as utility infielders. Assuming his recovery goes smoothly, Martin should be ready for the start of the 2021 season.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Martin was diagnosed with a fractured right wrist after undergoing follow-up scans Sunday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports. Martin picked up the injury while diving into a base during Friday's intrasquad game, but the Orioles initially believed he was dealing with minor soreness in his right hand in addition to a laceration under a fingernail on his left hand. Unfortunately for the 25-year-old middle infielder, the right hand injury turned out to be far more serious than expected, and he now looks destined to open the season on the injured list. The Orioles have yet to establish a firm timeline for Martin's return, but his absence will likely extend through the end of July, at the very least. Martin's absence should aid Pat Valaika and Andrew Velazquez's chances of cracking the 30-man Opening Day roster as utility infielders.
Martin suffered a laceration under a fingernail on his left hand that isn't believed to be serious, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Manager Brandon Hyde revealed Saturday that Martin is receiving treatment for a laceration that he sustained during a collision on the basepaths during Friday's intrasquad game. However, the middle infielder isn't expected to miss much time. Assuming he isn't out for too long, Martin should serve as the backup middle infielder for the Orioles once the season gets underway.
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