"He feels normal," said Rangers manager Ron Washington. "But he felt normal yesterday until he swung the bat."
Martin, who missed Tuesday's game because of stiffness in his neck, was still recovering Wednesday. Daniel Robertson, who was recalled Sunday from Triple-A Round Rock, played in the outfield and took over leadoff duties for the second day in a row. Martin was scheduled to lead off Tuesday.
"I don't feel ready to play," Martin said. "I don't want to go out there at 50 percent."
He added that if Wednesday's 1:05 p.m. game against the Mariners had been an evening matchup, he might have felt ready to play.
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