Victorino Out, Martinez In
“What do you think?” he said.
Martinez offered a nervous chuckle.
Martinez is making his Major League debut today. He is leading off and playing center field. Shane Victorino pulled himself from last night’s game because of soreness in his left calf, and the Phillies wanted to give him two full days to rest with no game Monday.
Victorino said he is fine and should play Tuesday.
“I still feel it in the certain area,” Victorino said. “My strength is there. We’re just trying to find out what’s causing that sensation.”
Victorino said it could be an irritated nerve. That sounds a bit strange, but he said there is no reason to be alarmed or think this could linger.
“I’m not alarmed,” he said. “None of us are alarmed.”