Carlos Martinez

#18 SP / St. Louis Cardinals / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 191 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    SP Rank
    INJURY ALERT: Probable | Shoulder | Probable for start of season
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      Cardinals' Carlos Martinez: Strengthening his shoulder

      Martinez has worked on strengthening his shoulder this offseason and he expects to be ready for the start of the 2016 season, the Bloomington Pantagraph reports. Soreness in Martinez's shoulder forced him to miss his final start of the regular season and the NLDS against the Cubs in October. In his first full season as a starter with the Cardinals in 2015, Martinez logged 179.2 innings. With a full season of health, Martinez is a threat to approach 200 strikeouts for the Cardinals in 2016.

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      Cardianls SP Carlos Martinez shut down with shoulder strain

      Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (shoulder) will be shut down for the remainder of the season with a shoulder strain. Martinez will miss one start in the regular season, but he will also sit out the playoffs because of it as well. It's unclear how exactly the Cardinals will adjust the rotation for the loss, but the injury will likely impact the team's postseason rotation plans.

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      Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez dealing with shoulder tightness

      Cardinals young hurler Carlos Martinez left Friday's game after seven pitches with right shoulder tightness. His removal is being labeled as precautionary, but the team will have Martinez looked over by the medical staff Saturday before determining his availability for his final regular-season start. Martinez faced just two batters, giving up a double and recording one out, before being replaced by Tyler Lyons.

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      Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez leaves Friday start with injury

      Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez left Friday's game against the Brewers after throwing just seven pitches, Adam McCalvy of reports. It wasn't obvious what was ailing Martinez, but the right-hander was replaced in the top of the first after giving up a ground rule double to Scooter Gennett and getting Logan Schafer to fly out. Martinez's success has been one of the better stories of the season, and it would be a significant blow to the Cardinals if this turned out to be anything serious.

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      Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez turns in quality start in win over Cubs

      Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez registered his 14th win of the season Sunday against the Cubs, allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings and striking out six. Martinez ran into some serious trouble in the third inning, loading the bases with Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant up to bat, but he was able to limit the damage to two runs scored. Some later trouble in the eighth inning endangered his win, but the Cardinals were able to induce a double play and a strikeout to get the win.

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      Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez receives no-decision Tuesday

      Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez took a no-decision, but was dominant Tuesday against the Brewers, as he allowed just one run on four hits and two walks over eight innings. He also struck out nine. Martinez had allowed at least three runs over his past eight starts, a span in which he owned a 5.16 ERA and saw his season mark jump from 2.34 to 3.12. Martinez was back to his All-Star form Tuesday, as his nine strikeouts tied his second-best mark of the season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez gets no-decision in win over Cubs

      Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez struck out eight, but allowed three runs on 10 hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Wednesday. The young right-hander walked just one, but was fortunate to not let the game get out of hand with the high amount of baserunners. All three runs Martinez allowed came within the first two innings. But he was forced to throw a lot of pitches, totaling 99 over his five innings of work. The Cardinals went on to beat the Cubs 4-3. Martinez has now given up at least three earned runs in seven of his last eight starts following Wednesday's performance.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Cardinals align their rotation for weekend clash with Pirates

      The Cardinals have set their rotation for the big weekend series against the Pirates. Carlos Martinez, who was skipped on Tuesday due to a back injury, will open the series on Friday. Jaime Garcia and John Lackey will follow on Saturday and Sunday respectively, according to The Cardinals enter play on Wednesday six games ahead of the Pirates in the National League Central, with six more head-to-head matchups left on the schedule for 2015.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Cardinals' Carlos Martinez (back) won't start on Tuesday

      Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez will not make his next scheduled start on Tuesday. Martinez is dealing with a back issue that will cause him to be skipped this time through the rotation. The Cardinals have not said when Martinez is expected to take the mound next. Marco Gonzales will replace him for Tuesday's matchup with the Nationals, reports

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez grinds out win on Thursday

      Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez posted a quality start in his outing against the Diamondbacks on Thursday. The young right-hander allowed three runs on four hits over six innings. he walked two and struck out six, throwing 60 of his 103 pitches for strikes. All three runs Martinez allowed came in the third inning, which tied the game. But the Cardinals were able to bring in two in the fifth, paving the way for Martinez to pick up the 5-3 victory. Martinez (13-6, 2.91 ERA) posted quality outings in three of his five August starts. With Thursday's victory, he snapped a personal two-game losing streak.

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