Martinez sidelined with strained oblique

Martinez sidelined with strained oblique

HOUSTON -- Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez was examined on Friday night for a strained oblique, but no decision was reached. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

Martinez was scratched from Thursday's starting lineup and did not play in Friday's home exhibition game against the Cubs at Minute Maid Park. He has also been bothered by back tightness.

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