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Russell Martin escapes serious injury after a bizarre sauna/shower mishap

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 28: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his RBI double to tie the game in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on May 28, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Russell Martin,TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 28: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his RBI double to tie the game in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on May 28, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 28: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his RBI double to tie the game in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on May 28, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Russell Martin,TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 28: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his RBI double to tie the game in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on May 28, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Russell Martin will set a timer the next time he steps into a sauna.

The Toronto Blue Jays catcher suffered one of the more freakish injuries of the season -- on an off day. He apparently overdid it in the sauna on Thursday before taking a shower, where he injured his left knee after fainting.

"I went in the sauna, stayed in for a bit too long and started feeling a bit woozy and then I went into the cold shower and stood there for a minute," Martin told MLB.com on Friday. "Somebody was changing, so I thought I would just stay in the shower another 30 seconds waiting for that person to leave, and the next thing you know I'm on the ground, my head's a bit sore. I think I dropped the shower hose on my face, and then I was on the ground.

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"I got up, sat in the locker room for 10 minutes, got my bearings back and walked upstairs feeling kind of weak. And then I woke up this morning with my knee just a bit sore and just maybe aggravated an old injury from back in the day. It's already feeling better. I got some treatment on it."

Martin missed Friday's game and is listed as day to day. Luckily, an MRI exam revealed no structural damage.