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Dodgers Catcher Russell Martin Out For Season

A day after placing catcher Russell Martin on the 15-day disabled list, the Dodgers announced the former all star is out for the season.

When doctors invoked the plight of Bo Jackson's career-shortening hip injury it got Martin's attention. 

"Heck yes, are you kidding me, it scared me," said the Dodgers catcher, who is out for the year after being diagnosed with a right hip fracture and torn labrum.

"I just want to be healthy and play baseball again. They compared it to what Bo Jackson had, but said he didn't take care of it. That's the last thing you want to hear. I'm going to listen to what they tell me and follow it by the letter."