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Michael Martinez Breaks Foot

Martinez joins the parade of injured Phils infielders.

The hits just keep coming for the Phillies. Utility infielder Michael Martinez broke a bone in his right foot after being hit by a Jim Johnson pitch leaving Hector Luna and Pete Orr as the only utility infield options as Kevin Frandsen was optioned to the Minor League camp shortly after the game.

Luna has 313.1 career innings at shortstop but none since 2006; Orr has only played 44 innings at short and has not played there since playing 43 innings there for the Nats in 2008. Martinez’s injury leaves the club presumably without a back-up shortstop for the immediate future and very thin up the middle. John Finger of Comcast reports that while no timetable has been given for recovery, this type of injury sidelines athletes for approximately 4-6 weeks.

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