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Blue Jays place C Martin on DL

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(TSX / STATS) -- TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays placed catcher Russell Martin on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left oblique and selected the contract of catcher Mike Ohlman from Triple-A Buffalo.

The club also called up right-handed pitcher Chris Rowley from Buffalo to start the game Saturday in his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Roster space was created when right-hander Chris Smith and outfielder/infielder Chris Coghlan were designated for assignment.

Martin left the game Friday night after the first inning when he grounded out. He is batting .223/.354/.381 with 12 home runs and 27 RBIs in 81 games this season.

In five games with the Blue Jays this year, Ohlman is 2-for-9 (.222) with an RBI. He will share the catching duties with Raffy Lopez.

Updated August 12, 2017


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