Description: Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez could have to start the season on the disabled list with a left oblique injury. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: Martinez missed a week earlier this spring with lower back tightness. He was expected to serve as the fourth outfielder on Opening Day as a backup to Chris Carter, Jason Maxwell and Rick Ankiel.
3/21/2010 10:50:00 AM
Description: Martinez went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Saturday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Martinez hit his third double of the Spring and his batting average is now at .472. (SportsBuff.com)
3/16/2010 8:37:00 AM
Description: Martinez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI on Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Martinez is having an excellent Spring as he is now batting .591 with seven RBI. (SportsBuff.com)
3/3/2010 8:38:00 PM
Description: Martinez had an RBI triple in the Mets' spring training game against the Braves on Wednesday.
Insight: Martinez is trying to prove that he belongs in the majors after dealing with injuries last season. (SportsBuff.com)
1/13/2010 8:49:00 AM
Description: The New York Post reports that Martinez has not fared well in the Dominican Winter League. He hit .191 in 47 at-bats.
Insight: This year is vital for Martinez who really needs to show promise if he is to have a future with the Mets. He hit .176 with one home run and eight RBI in 91 at-bats last season with the Mets. (SportsBuff.com)
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