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Chris Martin exits game without throwing a pitch (Updated)

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves reliever Chris Martin entered the game in the eighth inning but had to exit before completing his warm up tosses. The initial report was left oblique tightness.

Luke Jackson will come into the game with the Braves leading 3-1 in the eighth and promptly served up a solo home run to Paul Goldschmidt on the first pitch.

An oblique injury is a troublesome injury for Martin in that it isn’t likely to heal quickly. The Braves will have the option of replacing him on their NLDS roster but doing so would make Martin ineligible for the NLCS should the Braves advance.

Martin was acquired by the Braves in a trade with the Texas Rangers at the deadline. He appeared in 20 games with Atlanta posting a 4.08 ERA (1.63 FIP) in 17 2/3 innings.

UPDATE - It appears that Martin’s season is probably over so expect the Braves to make a roster move before Game 2 on Friday.

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