Indians' cleanup hitter trying to fight through hamstring injury

Updated: June 2, 2008, 10:46 PM ET
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The wait goes on for Victor Martinez to flash the extra-base power that defined his 2007 season, and a bothersome hamstring seems to be the reason the Indians catcher has been unable to flip the switch.

Martinez, who had career highs in doubles (40) and home runs (25) last season, has totals of 10 and a glaring zero in those categories over 168 at-bats as Cleveland's cleanup hitter in 2008.

His left hamstring, injured while Martinez ran the bases in Cleveland's season opener ...

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