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Spring Training Injury Update: More Victor Martinez News

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers bats during the game against the Atlanta Braves on February 22, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Braves 2-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – FEBRUARY 22: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers bats during the game against the Atlanta Braves on February 22, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Braves 2-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Designated hitter Victor Martinez, who missed all of 2012 with a knee injury, returned to the lineup after a brief hiatus but had to leave after just one plate appearance. It’s not the knee, though; it’s his back. “It’s been a little sore, a little uncomfortable to swing from the right side,” Martinez said. “It’s nothing to worry about. I guess you can call it maintenance.” The Tigers expect Martinez back in the lineup Thursday.

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