"I'm just trying to put my best lineup out there against this left-hander," Washington said. "Martin is my center fielder. He'll be ready to go if I need him."
Martin did not start in the two-game series against the Mariners on Tuesday and Wednesday because of some stiffness in his neck. He did make an appearance on defense in the ninth inning on Wednesday.
"I feel a lot better," Martin said Thursday morning. "I don't feel 100 percent but I feel better. I can play and I can swing the bat."
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