Martinez won't need surgery

Updated: June 29, 2010, 7:53 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox placed catcher Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a minimally displaced fracture on the tip of his left thumb.

Martinez suffered the injury Sunday in San Francisco, with a pair of foul balls hitting his thumb, and was examined when the team returned to Boston on Monday. After discussions with the medical staff, the Red Sox thought it best to disable Martinez and he should be able to return after the All-Star break. To fill Martinez's ...

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