The San Luis Cardinals pitcher, Dominican Carlos Martinez, has been working to increase the strength of his shoulders after a season that was full of injuries.
Mike Shildt, pilot of the Cardinals, explained Tuesday that Martinez will not pitch before he is re-evaluated next March 5.
He added that an MRI done to the pitcher this week showed that the right shoulder of the 27-year-old pitcher is structurally healthy.
Martinez, a two-time All-Star, accumulated an 8-6 winning record with five saves and a 3.11 ERA in 33 games last year, 18 of them in starts.
The pitcher was on the disabled list three times last year with shoulder problems.
The Milwaukee Brewers, National League Central Division champions, start the regular season on March 28 at their Miller Park field.
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