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Martin Unsure of When He'll Return



    Martin Unsure of When He'll Return
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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 25: Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers reacts after being picked off at second base in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

    Leonys Martin made a pinch-running appearance on Tuesday night in the Rangers' extra-innings loss to the Royals, but that was it.

    Since getting jammed by a pitch in Monday's win over the Royals, Martin has been complaining of a sore left hand, and after Tuesday's loss he said it wasn't feeling any better.

    “It doesn’t feel good,” Martin told the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t know when [I'll return to the lineup].”

    Martin was replaced in the lineup by Delino DeShields Jr., who had one of his better games as a Ranger with two walks, two stolen bases and two runs. Martin is batting just .209 with a .246 on-base percentage on the season — well below what the Rangers were hoping he'd be this year — and he has six stolen bases to go along with it.

    If Martin's wrist doesn't improve soon, he could be looking at a stint on the disabled list.