Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Reds on Friday.
Martinez scored on a Yadier Molina double in the first and then hit his own RBI double in the second inning off Reds starter Brandon Finnegan. Martinez already has seven multihit games, including four with each least three hits. He's hitting .358 with three home runs and 16 RBI and has also walked 10 times against just eight strikeouts, which has helped him achieve a .443 on-base percentage. As long as he keeps hitting, he should see regular playing time.
Martinez (wrist, feet) went 0-for-4 with a walk in a 5-3 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
The hobbled first baseman pushed through his assortment of maladies Tuesday, jumping back into the lineup two days removed from a collision with the Reds' Tucker Barnhart. The 29-year-old did see a six-game hitting streak snapped, but he's now reached safely in seven straight contests by virtue of his second-inning walk.
Martinez (wrist, foot) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, hitting fifth and playing first base.
Martinez was removed from Sunday's contest after a collision with Reds' catcher Tucker Barnhart, but it seems like the off-day has gotten his body back into playing shape. He'll continue to take his normal spot in the order, though he could see more days off if his injuries linger.
Martinez, who saw X-rays on his injured right wrist come back negative Sunday, is also playing on two badly bruised feet, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. "None of this has been easy," he said. "But whatever happens, I'm going to try to be out there."
The 29-year-old first baseman has found his full-time first base position to be quite hazardous to his health thus far this season. In addition to a Sunday encounter with the Reds' Tucker Barnhart that left him with a right wrist contusion, Martinez suffered an Achilles injury last Monday against the Brewers in a collision with Lorenzo Cain. The news that he's also struggling with both of his feet makes the fact he's slashing .373/.459/.608 over his first 61 plate appearances all the more impressive. Martinez remains day-to-day heading into the opening game of Monday's three-game set against the Cubs.
Martinez injured his right wrist after a collision at first base Sunday against the Reds, but the X-rays came back negative, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Martinez was examined by trainers right after a collision with Tucker Barnhart, but he managed to stay in the game. His x-rays came back negative, although he doesn't seem to be 100 percent after stating "another part of my body hurts." It's unclear if his various injuries will force him to miss time, but he'll be considered day-to-day until more information about his status is released.
|4/26/2018 vs New York|
|vs New York||20||7||1||.409||.500||.350|
|vs Syndergaard (Career)||3||3||1||2.000||1.000||1.000|
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|2010||R-Bristol White Sox||6||22||5||9||1||0||1||5||2||3||1||0||.458||.591||.409|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||98||341||57||131||25||3||10||60||48||55||8||2||.461||.563||.384|
|2017||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||3||12||4||4||2||0||1||4||2||1||1||0||.429||.750||.333|