Friday, April 04, 2008

Expect Victor Martinez to Return to Field

The Cleveland Indians suggest that star catcher Victor Martinez -- already available to pinch hit -- will return to full-time play as early as this weekend.

Martinez went down with a hamstring strain in a baserunning mishap, but while the injury looked bad when it happened, catchers rarely sustain serious hamstring problems because their job description requires that they squat long and often -- thus keeping their hammies stretched and in superb condition.