I''ve heard on the Dodger telecasts about the sore back...
possibly why his B.A. has dropped from .315 to under .300 in the last 10 days or so...
now here's the proof in a LA Times article...http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/la-sp-dodrep28jul28,1,2575738.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-majorbaseb
Russell Martin was able to rest his sore back Friday and do so without sitting out a game.
Rain or shine, Martin was supposed to get the day off, in part because of stiffness he has been experiencing in his lower back.
"I've been kind of grinding it out the last couple of days," Martin said. "Normally, I don't like days off at all, but I'm going to cherish this one."
Martin will be back in the lineup today but rest again Monday, when the Dodgers are off.
So yes Martin will rest on Monday, because it is an off day but will be in the lineup on Saturday. I'll try to keep this updated if I hear anything else. I'm sure there might also be a possibility that Martin sits on Sunday to give him two days off from catching. Logically this would make sense to try to get him to rest the sore back, so we'll see what Grady does.