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Phillies’ Martinez Breaks Bone In Right Foot

(AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia infielder Michael Martinez broke a bone in his right foot when he was hit by a pitch from Orioles reliever Jim Johnson in the seventh inning of the Phillies’ 4-1 win over Baltimore.

There is no immediate timetable on Martinez’s return.

Philadelphia has already been without All-Star infielders Ryan Howard and Chase Utley.

Martinez, a Rule 5 pick two winters ago, was a candidate for a roster spot as an utility infielder.

“A lot worse things have happened I guess,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said of losing another infielder. “We lose somebody, we’ll get somebody else. Lou Gehrig got to play, didn’t he?”

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