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Russell Martin Likely Out For Season

As expected, the Dodgers are going to be without Russell Martin for the remainder of the season. Per Ken Gurnick of

Russell Martin is out for the year, Joe Torre said

Ben Maller of Fox Sports Radio added a bit more detail:

Joe Torre: “Russell Martin will be on crutches for the next three weeks. It’s safe to say he’s out for the year.”

Martin tore his labrum in his right hip in Tuesday night’s game, after getting tagged out at home, on an awkward play in which Martin couldn’t decide whether to slide or try to bowl over the catcher.

With Martin out, the Dodgers will alternate catching duties with the only two other catchers currently on their 40-man roster, per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times:

Ausmus and Ellis will split catching duties for the #Dodgers.

Brad Ausmus is 41 years old, and was on the 60-day disabled list himself earlier in the season with back issues. He has played in only five games this season. A.J. Ellis has been with the big club for most of the season, and has caught 19 games this year, hitting .204 with one extra-base hit in 58 plate appearances.