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Pirates place C Martin on DL

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The Pittsburgh Pirates placed catcher Russell Martin on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left hamstring.

Martin was injured during Friday night's 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The club recalled right-handed pitcher Jared Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Martin's spot on the 25-man roster.

Chris Stewart will likely start in place of Martin while he is out. The Pirates previously recalled catcher Tony Sanchez from Indianapolis when closer Jason Grilli went on the DL with an oblique strain.

Martin, 31, has a batting line of .242/.342/.355 through 16 games this season.
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