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Update: Giants pitcher Joe Martinez to DL with skull fractures

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San Francisco Giants rookie pitcher Joe Martinez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday after tests revealed three hairline fractures in his skull. (Per San Francisco Chronicle)
Martinez, 26, was struck in the head by a Mike Cameron line drive in the ninth inning of Thursday's win over the Brewers. (See the video here)

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Martinez will remain in the hospital for three or four days to ensure he is OK.

As often as injuries occur in sports, some (such as this clip) are just another reminder that athletes -- no matter how big or strong, or how revered or reviled -- are just as vulnerable as anyone despite playing a game for a living.

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