Update: Martin is not in the starting lineup Thursday after his lower back stiffness flared up again Wednesday, Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger reports.
Recommendation: Martin will be available to play, if needed, but said his back stiffness is keeping him from making his normal swing. "It's better than it was a couple of days ago," said Martin. "But, at this point, I just feel like if I'm in the lineup, I'm not helping the team." Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said Martin's not a candidate for the DL.