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Martin remains out of lineup with right ankle sprain

Martin remains out of lineup with right ankle sprain

Martin remains out of lineup with right ankle sprain

SEATTLE -- Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin was out of the lineup Monday for the second straight day while dealing with a sprained right ankle. He is available as a pinch-runner or pinch-hitter and the Rangers are hopeful he'll return to the lineup Tuesday.

Martin, who injured the ankle in an outfield collision with David Murphy on Saturday in Chicago, tested the ankle before Monday's game. Running is not a problem as much as hitting because the ankle is on his front foot and twists hard during his swing. That's when Martin feels it the most.

"The running is much better, but they want me to be 100 percent," Martin said.

With Martin out, Craig Gentry started in center field for the second straight game. Gentry missed a fly ball in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the White Sox, snapping a streak of 196 games without an error. That was the longest streak in club history regardless of position. Tom Grieve had a 182-game errorless streak as an outfielder from April 25, 1972 to June 24, 1975. Gentry's last error came Sept. 25, 2011.

"I wasn't aware of the streak," Gentry said. "I had no idea."

The longest current streak among Major League outfielders is held by the Yankees' Curtis Granderson, who has not made an error in 211 straight games. Gentry's was the fourth-longest before it came to an end.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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