Martini (knee) took batting practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Martini is working his way back from a knee sprain he suffered when crashing into the outfield wall in late February. He's close to getting into game action but will need to complete more baserunning drills first.
Martini (knee) is expected to face live pitching within the next week or two, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Martini resumed baseball activities about a week ago and has started a full run of progression, but he's apparently not going to be ready to resume playing in games until May. Because he was shut down for all of spring training due to the sprained right knee, Martini will require several rehab games before the Athletics activate him from the 10-day injured list. The 28-year-old isn't certain to have a spot on the active roster waiting for him once he's reinstated.
Martini (knee) is performing all baseball activities according to manager Bob Melvin, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Martini's regimen includes running the bases and hitting in the batting cage, implying that he could be nearing a rehab assignment. The 28-year-old originally suffered his knee sprain after colliding with the outfield wall in an early spring game against the Angels. He was placed on the injured list March 19, and the A's might not have a regular spot for him in their major-league outfield whenever he's ready for activation.
Martini (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. Martini's initial timeline put his return at the end of March, so it's no real surprise the Athletics moved him to the injured list ahead of the season-opening series against the Mariners in Japan. The 28-year-old is recovering from a right knee sprain sustained in late February and it remains unclear if he is still on track with the original recovery timeline.
Martini (knee) will be sidelined for roughly a month from when the injury happened on Feb. 26, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports. This timeline suggests Martini may be able to return in the final week of March, but even then, he won't have time to get ready for Opening Day. A host of players are competing for that open left field spot in the short term, but it will probably end up being a platoon of some sort until Martini is ready.