Martin was released by the Yankees on Wednesday and intends to sign with the Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan. Martin spent time between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the major leagues in 2015, posting a 5.66 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 20.2 innings with the Yankees. He was plagued an elbow injury as well, which sidelined him for much of May. The 29-year-old was mostly organizational bullpen depth for the Yankees, so he's probably hoping for a bigger pitching role by moving to Japan.
Struggling Chris Martin has been dispatched to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre by the Yankees, who have promoted fellow reliever Branden Pinder from the same team. Martin has allowed seven runs on 12 hits in his last five innings pitched.
Justin Wilson will be the Yankees' primary setup man, as Dellin Betances moves to closer. Chris Martin and Chasen Shreve will pitch the seventh inning, per the Journal News. "He will help us probably in the later innings," manager Joe Girardi said of Martin. "If we feel it's a matchup for a right-hander. As we've said all along, our lefties get lefties and righties out, and we'll use that, but at some point he'll be in the back end like he was before."
The Yankees recalled reliever Chris Martin from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. Martin is 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 15 relief appearances for New York this season. He also has one save.
The Yankees activated pitcher Chris Martin from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Martin has been slowed by elbow tendinitis. He opened a rehab assignment with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday and will continue to pitch at that level. "We want to get him back on a roll, then we'll go from there," manager Joe Girardi said, per LoHud.com. "At the end (before the injury) it was a little bit of a struggle for him. We'll see if we can get him back on a roll, and then if we need him, we'll call him." Martin has posted a 3.55 ERA and 13:3 K:BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings with the Yankees.