Blue Jays place Russell Martin on 10-day DL with oblique strain

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) connects for a double during seventh inning interleague baseball action against the Milwaukee Brewers, in Toronto, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed catcher Russell Martin on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Martin hurt himself in the first inning of Friday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Blue Jays and also designated pitcher Chris Smith and utility player Chris Coghlan for assignment, to make room for Saturday’s starter Chris Rowley and catcher Mike Ohlman.

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