Nick Martinez gained some attention early in 2015 by entering June with a 4-1 record and a 2.03 ERA. The second-year pitcher had his share of skeptics, as he profiled as a pitch-to-contact type with flyball tendencies, and over the next month, Martinez gave his doubters the regression they were expecting. By early July, Martinez had lost his spot in the Rangers' rotation, and from July 1 forward, he would make only five more starts. Martinez will get another chance to make the Rangers' rotation out of spring training, but any stay could be a short-lived one, as Yu Darvish will be returning in mid-May. Martinez is for deeper AL-only leagues only.
The Rangers recalled pitcher Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock and activated catcher Robinson Chirinos from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, the team announced. Chirinos has been out since July because of a strained left shoulder. Martinez was sent down to Triple-A after posting a 4.09 ERA in 121 innings this season.
The Rangers made a variety of roster moves Friday including calling up pitcher Andrew Faulkner and optioning pitcher Nick Martinez to Triple-A, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In addition to those moves, the team designated Chris Rearick for assignment.
The Rangers recalled pitcher Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. He will be available out of the bullpen starting Thursday against the Blue Jays. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Spencer Patton was optioned to Triple-A.
As expected, the Rangers recalled starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday to start against the Twins. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Nick Martinez was optioned to Round Rock.
Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez had a rough start Wednesday against the Twins, lasting just 3 2/3 innings while giving up seven earned runs as Texas was blown out 11-1. While only four of the runs were earned, Martinez allowed a season-high three home runs to put himself in a very early hole. When it was all over, Martinez had given up a career-high 11 hits. After starting 4-0, Martinez is 3-7 over his last 12 starts. During that timeframe, his ERA has risen from 1.96 to 4.09.