Dodgers' Russell Martin to have MRI

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin will undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday to determine the extent of a right hip injury he suffered after being thrown out at the plate in the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.

The injury doesn't appear serious, as Martin stayed in the game, caught five more innings and batted two more times before being replaced by Brad Ausmus in the eighth.

Martin had just doubled to drive in the Dodgers' only two runs of the game and moved to third on a wild pitch when he tagged up and tried to score on a shallow fly ball by Jamey Carroll. Despite the fact it was a close play, Martin opted to go in standing up, and Padres catcher Nick Hundley tagged Martin as he ran by.

Then, after crossing the plate, Martin turned to look back. As he hit the seam where the dirt circle around the home-plate area meets the grass, Martin's hyperextended his right leg and hit the turf in obvious pain.

"We'll get the MRI and see what happens," Martin said. "I know I can play with it. It's just a matter of whether it's going to get worse if I keep playing with it."

Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.