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Blue Jays place Russell Martin on the disabled list

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TORONTO, ON - APRIL 29: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits an RBI double in the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on April 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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The Blue Jays have placed catcher Russell Martin on the 10-day disabled list with nerve inflammation and weakness in his left shoulder, Jays play-by-play broadcaster Mike Wilner reports. The Jays purchased the contract of catcher Michael Ohlman from Triple-A Buffalo to take Martin’s roster spot.

Martin initially suffered the injury in a collision during spring training and it has bothered him since. Through 96 plate appearances, Martin is hitting .197/.365/.342 with three home runs and seven RBI.

Luke Maile should see most of the starts behind the plate with Martin absent.

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