Martin went 2-for-5 against the A's on Tuesday, including his second homer of the year -- the game-winning solo shot in the 10th inning. It's been a harsh season for Martin, who's hitting only .184/.220/.299 in 24 games. However, his time in Triple-A saw him churn out terrific stats (.312/.352/.506 with 11 homers and 24 steals), and he's carried that success over since returning to the big leagues, hitting .303/.303/.576 with a pair of homers and a steal over 33 at-bats. He's seeing fairly regular work right now thanks to Mitch Haniger's unfortunate injury, so Martin could return sneaky value until Haniger returns.
Martin went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Rangers. Martin's renaissance at the plate following an extended stretch in Triple-A Tacoma continues, as he's now hit safely in all three games since returning and posted multi-hit efforts in two of those contests. The 29-year-old has also driven in five runs during that stretch, after not tallying a single RBI in 58 plate appearances in April prior to his demotion. He'll likely continue to serve as the Mariners' primary option in right field until Mitch Haniger (face, concussion) is cleared to return from the 10-day disabled list.
Martin went 1-for-4 with two RBI from a fielder's choice groundout and a triple in Monday's 6-4 win over the Rangers. The outfielder's offensive contributions were integral to the comeback win, with his fourth-inning grounder cutting the Mariners' deficit to 4-3 and his sixth-inning three-bagger knotting the game at 4-4. Martin's sabbatical in Triple-A Tacoma seems to be paying dividends at the plate thus far, as he's gone 3-for-8 with a triple and a home run in his two games since returning. With Mitch Haniger (face) on the 10-day disabled list, Martin will have a few more games at a minimum in which to display what appears to be an improved swing.
Martin went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Mets. Martin showed that he's a changed man at the plate by taking Seth Lugo deep in his first at-bat since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma. The outfielder earned his April demotion with a horrid .111/.172/.130 line in 58 plate appearances, but he hit well in the minors and is less than a year removed from a 15-homer, 24-steal campaign in Seattle. While winning back an everyday role won't be easy, Martin's off to a good start.
The Mariners selected Martin's contract from Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday. Martin will start in right field and bat ninth Sunday, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times. Martin will rejoin the Mariners for the first time since April 23, after he was designated for assignment following a 6-for-54 (.111 average) start to the season. He's seen his production rebound in the Pacific Coast League with a .312/.352/.506 line across 84 games, but Martin isn't expected to earn a full-time role upon rejoining the big club. Though Martin will receive a starting nod Sunday, it's more likely that Ben Gamel, Jarrod Dyson and Guillermo Heredia will serve as the team's primary outfield trio, at least against right-handed pitching.
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