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Chris Martin leaves Sunday’s game with groin injury

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About the worst thing the Atlanta Braves could have happen on the final day of the regular season would be to lose a key player to injury. They may be facing that exact situation after Chris Martin exited Sunday’s game with no one out in the seventh inning after throwing just four pitches. It wasn’t clear what was ailing Martin but he immediately called for the team training staff after throwing his last pitch.

The Braves announced that Martin left the game with right groin discomfort. No word yet of how severe his situation might be but with the playoffs starting this week, he won’t have a lot of time to recover.

Martin has been a key piece of Atlanta’s bullpen allowing just two earned runs in 18 innings this season.