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Yankees Catcher Russell Martin Out Of Thursday Night’s Lineup With Back Stiffness

Russell Martin (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Russell Martin (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - The Yankees currently own the best record in baseball (percentage points over the Texas Rangers), and sit five games in front of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.

Therefore, on the surface all is well for the Bronx Bombers.

But beneath the surface, the injuries are beginning to mount.

CC Sabathia was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin, and Andy Pettitte will miss at least six weeks after suffering a fractured left leg.

Meanwhile, as Brett Gardner continues to rehab to get back onto the field, catcher Russell Martin will be out of the lineup for Thursday night’s game against the White Sox with back stiffness. According to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, Martin believes that the stiffness will likely cause him to miss a game or two, but a stint on the disabled list is unlikely.

Martin has struggled to hit consistently this season for New York. Though he’s drilled eight home runs, he’s batting just .193 in 61 games played.

Yankees fans, how concerned are you as these injuries continue to mount? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…