Joba Chamberlain dislocated his ankle while jumping on a trampoline with his son

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Face meet palm:

He’s still in the hospital and will be for several days. According to Curry, Brian Cashman keeps saying it’s “a significant injury,” seems distressed, and can’t say what the time frame for recovery is. But really, you have to assume it will be very long. UPDATE: Yup, it’s all of 2012.

This while trying to come back from Tommy John surgery. Just totally snakebit. Assuming snakes sit on trampolines, waiting to bite you.

Carlos Martínez to pitch out of bullpen upon return from injured list

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Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said pitcher Carlos Martínez will work out of the bullpen when he returns from the injured list, The Athletic’s Mark Saxon reports. Shildt noted that the decision is based on Martínez’s needs rather than the team’s needs, which suggests he may not yet have the strength to pitch as a starter.

Martínez, 27, opened the season on the injured list due to a right rotator cuff strain. The right-hander was also injured last year, battling lat and oblique injuries. He will go to extended spring training and likely begin a minor league rehab assignment next week. Based on that time frame, Martínez should be activated around mid-May.

Last year, Martínez made 18 starts and 15 relief appearances, posting a 3.11 ERA with five saves and a 117/60 K/BB ratio across 118 2/3 innings. It is unclear what role(s) Martínez will have in the bullpen, but he could eventually help set up for closer Jordan Hicks.