• Astros’ Fernando Martinez still dealing with ‘sore’ back; will be evaluated

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 28, 2013
    Astros reserve outfielder Fernando Martinez was a late scratch from a spring training game Thursday against Detroit. Martinez, 24, missed several games earlier this month and said Thursday his back continues to be sore. "I think it's the [left] oblique right now," Martinez said. There isn’t much pain, but Martinez feels tightness in his lower left side. The Astros are taking a bevy of extra players to Houston, so they wouldn't have to go reach to find his roster replacement. Trevor Crowe and J.D. He missed a week earlier this spring with lower back tightness and will be examined by a doctor Friday in Houston.
    Source: chron.com
    • DL a possibility for Astros outfielder F. Martinez

      After an exceptionally healthy spring camp, the Astros may have to put outfielder Fernando Martinez on the disabled list.
      Source: MLB.com

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