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Martin expected to be back behind plate Sunday

Martin expected to be back behind plate Sunday

Martin expected to be back behind plate Sunday

MIAMI -- Russell Martin is expected to play Sunday after he tweaked his left knee in a collision at home plate on Friday night. Michael McKenry started at catcher and batted sixth on Saturday.

"The plan is to see how he feels," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Martin. "But we plan on playing him [Sunday]."

Martin said Friday night he has played with a similar ailment before and that he felt fine. The catcher said the tweak will not restrict him physically.

"It's a little uncomfortable, but it doesn't keep me from doing anything physical," Martin said. "I can run. I can jump. I can do whatever."

Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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