Martinez goes on DL with sprained wrist

Martinez goes on DL with sprained wrist

Martinez goes on DL with sprained wrist

TORONTO -- The Astros placed outfielder J.D. Martinez on the 15-day disabled list following Friday's 12-6 loss to the Blue Jays with a sprained left wrist suffered while sliding into second base in the sixth inning. Outfielder Robbie Grossman was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Martinez, who went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, injured the wrist trying to break up a double play. He is hitting .319 (15-for-47) since July 5 and .256 with seven homers and 36 RBIs this year.

"I just slid and that turf is really hard," he said. "I think I kind of just sprained my hand a little bit."

The Astros are scrambling to get Grossman to Toronto in time for Saturday's 1:07 p.m. ET game against the Jays. He went 3-for-4 for Oklahoma City on Friday night to raise his batting average to .281 in the Minor Leagues this year.

This will be Grossman's second stint with the Astros. He appeared in 28 games in April and May and hit .198 (22-for-111), starting 28 games, before being sent back to Triple-A.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.