Braves place Chris Martin (shoulder) on injured list

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have placed right-hander Chris Martin on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.

The move came after Martin’s workout showed ongoing problems. He complained of numbness in his fingers and was forced to leave a relief appearance Sunday at Philadelphia.

“He just had some discomfort still,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “… It wasn’t going to work so we had to shut him down for a period.”

When asked if Martin’s shoulder is the problem, Snitker said, “When he went and tried to throw yesterday, all of a sudden it became a concern. We were hoping yesterday was going to go good.”

Martin had been expected to join left-hander Will Smith at the back of Atlanta’s bullpen. Martin allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings and had one save in 19 games in 2020.

Snitker said A.J. Minter, Tyler Matzek and Sean Newcomb could be used with Smith in “tough” innings.

“We’ve got a lot of options and in situations like this guys are going to get opportunity to show us what they can do,” Snitker said.

The Braves recalled right-hander Jacob Webb from the team’s alternate training site for Saturday night’s game against the Phillies. Webb threw 10 scoreless innings in eight appearances in 2020.