St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez is out of the lineup Tuesday due to the strained Achilles he suffered in Monday night's game. Martinez is being listed as day-to-day and could return to the lineup Wednesday or Thursday.
Analysis: Tough break here given the fact Martinez was so hot to begin the season. He has been terrific on a per game basis going back to the middle portion of last season and Martinez is set for a good breakout if he can stay healthy. While not the end of the world here, Martinez' momentum to begin the season could be stalled out a bit.