My one man crusade to be the keeper of all things VMart continues.
The Vic watch: The Indians felt comfortable enough with Shoppach in the starting role and Ryan Garko on hand as an emergency backup to send Triple-A catcher Mike Rose back to Buffalo.
Rose had made the journey to Milwaukee in the event that Martinez was added to the 15-day disabled list, but that has not happened. The club is still taking it day by day with Martinez, who worked out in Cleveland on Wednesday after the birth of his daughter a day before.
As for when Martinez will return, the Indians are hoping this weekend's series against the White Sox provides the answer.
"We're gonna know a lot more by this weekend," Wedge said.
This sounds like encouraging news.