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Martin back behind plate in finale vs. Tribe

Martin back behind plate in finale vs. Tribe

Martin back behind plate in finale vs. Tribe
NEW YORK -- Yankees catcher Russell Martin didn't expect his sore back to be 100 percent, but he thought it should be good enough to catch on Wednesday against the Indians.

Martin returned to the starting lineup after missing the first two contests against Cleveland.

His back tightened up in the eighth inning of Sunday's Subway Series finale against the Mets at Citi Field, and manager Joe Girardi said he'd keep a close eye on Martin's status.

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"I'll probably ask him a couple times during the game," Girardi said. "I think you can tell by the way he's moving around, more than anything. He doesn't like to come out."

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