LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today activated catcher Russell Martin from the 10-day injured list and optioned catcher Rocky Gale to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Martin, 36, who was sidelined with lower back inflammation on April 10, will return to the team after missing 16 games on the injured list. Prior to the injury, Martin played in six games for the Dodgers, batting .333 (5-for-15) with a homer in two RBI. In 673 career games with Los Angeles, Martin is hitting .273 (643-for-2359) with 55 homers and 302 RBI.
Gale, 31, played in four games with the Dodgers, recording his first hit and scoring his first run as Dodger on April 16. In two seasons with the Dodgers, Gale has logged seven games, batting .215 (2-for-16) with a run scored.