Chris Martin was taken off the active roster on April 11 because of tightness in his right elbow. According to the team trainer, he started having problems with the elbow during the exhibition game season. No major abnormalities were discovered during an examination on April 10.
[UPDATE 5/6 @ 12:16am]
Martin pitched in a Ni-gun game against Seibu at Kamagay on May 5. He entered the game in the fourth and pitched a shutout inning in relief. He retired the side in order, struck out two, and topped out at 154km/h. He could return to the active roster on May 7 if he is feeling okay tomorrow (May 6).