Martin leaves game after taking foul tip to right hand

SI tops Brooklyn to advance to NYPL Finals
No offense, no win: Yanks drop fourth straight

Update (11:28pm): It’s being called a bruised right thumb right now, and Martin is being taken for x-rays. Cross your fingers.

Original Post (9:57pm): Russell Martin left tonight’s game after taking a foul ball to his right (bare) hand. They bandaged him up, but Martin was unable to throw the ball back to the pitcher during the before-inning warm-ups, so he was lifted. Jorge Posada took over behind the plate, his first catching action of the season. We’ll update the post with more as it comes.

SI tops Brooklyn to advance to NYPL Finals
No offense, no win: Yanks drop fourth straight
  • Bartolo’s Colon

    So can they bring up romine due to injury? Don’t tell me it’s Gus.

    • Neil

      no other catchers on the 40 man roster

  • Cuso

    And he actually threw out a runner, lmao.

    Can’t script this stuff.

  • Sean

    If I am Socia I run on him all night.

    • El Toro de Joe

      Scioscia…give it some effort.

  • Jesse

    Call up Romine please.

  • Monteroisdinero

    It was his thumb. Martin is tough. x-ray please. Who is the sacrificial lamb to catch AJ??? Gotta be Jorge.

  • Ed

    Romine actually makes sense. He needs to be added to the 40 man roster after the season anyway. Only see it happening though if they decide both Martin and Cervelli will be out a while.

    As for tomorrow, I’m guessing Montero gets his first start behind the plate.

  • Short Porch

    Crap. 3-4 weeks to heal perhaps. Jorge can have a proper send off

  • John Cerra

    One of those lefties has to go…(or both) and bring up Romine (and Banuelos.)

  • John Cerra

    This where you have to pull CC. Faith is great, but he has struggled at night, when it goes, it will go fast.

  • Plank

    I’m thinking it will be Montero behind the plate for a bit. The only reason I have to think it wouldn’t be is that the team may be hesitant to do anything to mess with what Montero has going on lately. Adding another catcher to the 40 man doesn’t really make sense. Although they have two “catchers” who can’t catch on the team right now.

  • yankees=warriors

    I was thinking the same thing!

  • bonestock94

    No fracture please, a stint on the 15 day DL would be ok but not more. It’s ok if he misses September.

  • Jorge

    Montero and Posada will have to hold down the fort, and hope Cervelli’s able to come back soon enough.

    I get the fanboy desire to see Romine here as well, but its honestly not necessary.