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Martinez Hurt In 8-5 Loss To Twins

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The bad news keeps mounting for the Indians, who fell to Minnesota 8-5 and lost catcher Victor Martinez, too. Martinez left with a strained right elbow and is scheduled for an MRI exam on Thursday. The switch-hitter, hobbled all season by a strained left hamstring, hurt his elbow while batting in the first inning. The Tribe only hopes he doesn't join a long list of key players to be sidelined.

"Victor got hurt on a swing in the first inning," Indians manager Eric Wedge told reporters -- then revealed that Martinez has experienced elbow soreness for some time now in addition to his hobbled hamstring. "He winced when it happened," Wedge said. "It's something that's been bothering him on and off all year. It must have been one of those swings that bit him a little more than usual...

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