Martin to Make Debut Friday
Cliff Lee’s turn in the rotation is Friday, but he missed his last start because of neck stiffness. This will be his second missed turn. Raul Valdes started in Lee’s place Saturday in Detroit, but he allowed 12 hits and nine runs in 3 2/3 innings in a blowout loss at Comerica Park.
The Phillies said a corresponding move to make room Martin on the 25-man roster will come before Friday’s game.
Martin is 11-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 21 starts this season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He is 4-2 with a 2.08 ERA in his last seven starts.
The Phillies acquired Martin last July from the Dodgers in the Shane Victorino trade.