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Dodgers' Martin says he feels no pain

Updated: March 25, 2010, 9:28 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- On the day the Los Angeles Dodgers announced their opening-day starting pitcher, Russell Martin wasn't ready to declare himself the Opening Day starting catcher. But after catching four innings in a minor league game, he felt like he was getting closer.

"I'm fairly optimistic about it,'' Martin said. "I felt like myself today.''

Playing against what was roughly the Texas Rangers' Triple-A squad in Surprise, Martin singled and doubled in two at-bats and ran ...

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