Martinez’s sea­son over

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ST. LOUIS Car­di­nals pitcher Car­los Martinez is done for the year be­cause of a shoul­der strain.

The 14-game win­ner lasted just seven pitches Fri­day night against the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers, his last ac­tion of 2015. He will not pitch in the post­sea­son, even if the Car­di­nals make a late- Oc­to­ber run.

Gen­eral man­ager John Mozeliak said Satur­day an MRI showed the dam­age. Rest rather than surgery was pre­scribed with a re­cov­ery time of be­tween one and two months. The team an­tic­i­pates he’ll be ready to go for spring train­ing.

Mozeliak said if the in­jury oc­curred on Aug. 1, the 24-year- old right-han­der po­ten­tially could have pitched in the post-sea­son.

“Un­for­tu­nately, where we are on the cal­en­dar, it’s just not go­ing to work out,” Mozeliak said.

Car­los Martinez

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