Martin is not starting Tuesday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. Martin has done very little at the plate this season, posting a .158 average with a 38.6 percent strikeout rate. Jonathan Villar slides to shortstop, with Hanser Alberto getting the call at second base.
Martin is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Martin has started five of the past six games at shortstop for the Orioles, going 4-for-16 with a trio of runs scored in those appearances. Jonathan Villar will slide over to cover shortstop in place of Martin, freeing up a spot in the lineup for Hanser Alberto to pick up a start at the keystone.
Martin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The Rule 5 pickup has gotten off to a miserable start to the season as Baltimore's everyday shortstop, recording just two hits in 22 at-bats. Hanser Alberto will get a look in the middle infield while Martin rests, but there's no indication that manager Brandon Hyde plans on making the rookie a fixture on the bench.
Martin is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. He started the first four games of the season, going 1-for-12 with six strikeouts -- unsurprising numbers for a Rule 5 pick who had never played above Double-A prior to this season. Hanser Alberto gets the start at second base while Jonathan Villar slides over to shortstop.
Martin started Thursday's season opener against the Yankees at shortstop and went 0-for-3 at the plate. Martin became the clear-cut starter at short after the Orioles parted ways with Alcides Escobar. Martin made his big-league debut after batting .300 with 42 RBI and 25 stolen bases over 118 games with Double-A Midland, so speed is one of his most impressive assets. He's expected to serve as Baltimore's top option at shortstop moving forward.
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