A 2nd Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Out For The Long Haul

Just a day after learning they'd lost Mark Melancon for a few months, the Arizona Diamondbacks have also gotten the word that right-hander Corbin Martin will head to the injured list as well, and it'll be more than a minute before he returns.

Martin has been with the D-Backs for two seasons, and has been on the IL four times now, including twice on the 60-day. This time, a lat tendon tear in his right shoulder is the culprit.

In what sounds like a carbon copy of the comments on Melancon just a day before, manager Torey Lovullo said Martin "will be out months, not weeks... we feel like it’s going to be a long road to recovery and he’ll get back out there as soon as possible.

“We’re still hunting the second opinions," said Lovullo, "but there’s a lat tear there. That’s the original opinion… Very unfortunate for him. What I told him on the phone yesterday is that he was out there competing at a high level."

Martin was having a nice spring; in 5.2 innings pitched, he had a 3.18 ERA, with a 9:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. 

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