The Toronto Blue Jays have placed catcher Russell Martin on the 10-day disabled list in a series of roster moves, according to the Blue Jays’ public relations department.
Additionally, the Blue Jays selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Chris Rowley and backstop Mike Ohlman and designated utility man Chris Coghlan for assignment.
Martin is dealing with a left oblique strain.
The 34-year-old is having a rough 2017 campaign, currently owning a slash line of .223/.354/.381 with 12 home runs and 27 RBI over 329 plate appearances.
Martin is in his third year with Toronto.
The Blue Jays originally signed him as a free agent in November 2014.
He made the All-Star team during his first year in Toronto while slashing .240/.329/.458 while connecting with 23 long balls and driving in 77 runs, but overall, it has been a rough go for Martin with the Blue Jays.
Rowley, a United States Army veteran, will make his first career major-league start on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 26-year-old has pitched in 27 games in the minors this season, making 11 starts. He has gone 6-6 with a 2.29 ERA, allowing 84 hits while striking out 90 batters in 106.1 innings of work.
Ohlman, also 26, has already played in five games with Toronto’s big-league club this year, managing two hits in nine trips to the dish. At Triple-A Buffalo, he has slashed .222/.343/.418 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI.
Meanwhile, the 32-year-old Coghlan had been having a dreadful season, registering a paltry slash line of .200/.299/.267 with one dinger and five RBI in 88 plate appearances. Coghlan posted an OPS of .779 in 48 productive games with the World Series-champion Chicago Cubs last season and won the National League Rookie of the Year award with the Florida Marlins back in 2009.