Pitcher Cody Martin was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Monday. Martin worked mostly out of the bullpen this season, splitting time with the Braves and A's, struggling to a combined 7.92 ERA in 30 2/3 innings. The 25 year old will likely be competing for a roster spot in spring training and figures to serve as relief depth.
Athletics pitcher Cody Martin (0-2) struggled mightily in his second career start Wednesday, giving up six runs on six hits (three of them homers) in three innings against the White Sox. He made a start at the beginning of September and that one was similarly brutal, so it seems doubtful that Martin will get another chance to start for the A's down the stretch. They'll most likely look for another option, even if that option is Barry Zito.
Athletics pitcher Cody Martin will be recalled to start Wednesday's game against the White Sox, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports. Jesse Chavez (fractured rib) has been shut down for the season, so there is a rotation spot up for grabs. Martin, 26, has struggled in 11 starts with Triple-A Nashville, posting a 5.10 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 60 innings. He is almost 40 innings behind his total of 156 from 2014, so pitching through the end of the season should not be a problem, although pitching effectively is much less of a certainty.
The Athletics sent pitcher Cody Martin down to Triple-A on Wednesday, the team announced. Martin only lasted three innings after surrendering five runs on six hits in Tuesday's start. He is 2-4 with a 6.57 ERA over 24 2/3 innings.
Athletics pitcher Cody Martin was not sharp during Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Angels. Martin only lasted three innings after surrendering five runs on six hits. He did not strike out a batter and walked one. He is now 2-4 with a 6.57 ERA. Tuesday was his first start of the season.