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Jays' Martin passes out taking shower

TORONTO — An off-day trip to the health club knocked out Blue Jays C Russell Martin.

Feeling "woozy" after an extended spell in the sauna at his Toronto residence Thursday, Martin injured his left knee when he passed out and fell while taking a cold shower. He is expected to miss at least two games.

"I woke up and I had the shower curtain half on my body and the rest of my head was kind of sticking outside the shower," he said. "It's a weird feeling."

An MRI on Martin's knee Friday showed no structural damage, and the four-time All-Star said he may have aggravated an old injury.

"I just sat in the locker room for 10 minutes, completely drained," Martin said. "It was scary, but I guess it could have been worse."

Martin said he often treats soreness by alternating hot and cold water and has felt weak before but never lost consciousness.

Josh Thole started against Seattle on Friday. Thole was already expected to catch today's game, when knuckleballer R.A. Dickey starts for the Blue Jays. Manager John Gibbons said he hopes Martin can play Sunday.

CUBS: OF Dexter Fowler was activated from the 15-day disabled list after missing a month with a strained right hamstring, and LHP Mike Montgomery was added to the 25-man roster. Montgomery was acquired from the Mariners on Wednesday.

DODGERS: INF Austin Barnes was recalled and LHP Julio Urias was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Barnes provides versatility with SS Corey Seager missing the last three games with a stomach flu and Yasmani Grandal feeling ill.

INDIANS: OF Michael Brantley responded favorably to a medical procedure to relieve inflammation in his right shoulder and expects to resume baseball activities next week. Brantley was placed on the 15-day disabled list in the middle of May.

MARINERS: SS Ketel Marte (mononucleosis) is expected to go on the 15-day disabled list. INF Luis Sardinas was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.

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