Martin has been scored upon only once in his last eight appearances dating back to June 23, posting a 1.13 ERA and 6:3 K:BB over eight innings during that stretch.
The 35-year-old also picked up three of his nine holds on the year during that period. Martin has steadied the ship after a couple rough outings in mid-June, and he'll head into the second half as Atlanta's top right-handed setup option in front of closer Will Smith.
Martin pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout to earn a hold in Monday's 5-3 win over Washington.
Martin made his first appearance since May 23, as he held been held out of action while managing vaccine side effects. The right-hander has been excellent when healthy with a 1.17 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 5:1 K:BB across 7.2 innings this season. He missed over a month with a shoulder injury, but his performance suggests he'll be in the mix for high-leverage work.
Martin wasn't available to pitch Tuesday due to side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Manager Brian Snitker didn't sound too concerned about Martin's status following Tuesday's game but said that the right-hander wasn't available. It's not yet clear whether Martin will be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's series finale against Boston.
Martin (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Martin made three appearances during his recent rehab assignment and allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four in 2.2 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett. The right-hander should be in the mix for high-leverage opportunities now that he's been cleared to return. Right-hander Bryse Wilson was sent down in a corresponding move.
Martin (shoulder) will make his third rehab appearance Tuesday before the Braves decide if he's ready to return, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The righty pitched in just two early-season games before landing on the injured list with shoulder inflammation. Martin figures to have a critical role in the Braves' lefty-heavy bullpen upon returning from injury.
Martin (shoulder) will make rehab appearances with Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday and Saturday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Martin has been sidelined for a month due to right shoulder inflammation, but he could rejoin Atlanta's bullpen after his pair of rehab appearances. The right-hander made just two relief appearances in the majors to begin the season but could see some high-leverage opportunities once he's cleared to return.
Martin (shoulder) is expected to have a brief rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett before returning to the major-league roster, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
It remains to be seen exactly when Martin's rehab outing will come and exactly when he'll be back on the active roster, but it appears as though he's closing in on a return. The righty was expected to be in the high-leverage mix this season but made just two appearances before being shut down with shoulder inflammation, which has now kept him sidelined for a full month.
Martin (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session this week and a pair of simulated games before returning from the injured list, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Martin has been out since early April due to shoulder inflammation. Previous reports indicated he could return during the team's current homestand, but that ends Thursday. He's expected to throw at least three more times before being activated, so he likely won't return until sometime next week.
Martin (shoulder) threw a side session Monday, David O'Brien of The Athletice reports.
Martin hasn't pitched in over three weeks due to shoulder inflammation. He appears to be closing in on a return, though Atlanta has yet to specific exactly when that's expected to happen.
Martin (shoulder) could return during the upcoming homestand that begins Friday in Arizona, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
This is as good as anyone could have hoped for when Martin was placed on the IL a couple weeks ago with shoulder inflammation. He has been throwing for a few days and could ramp up his activities soon. The homestand runs through April 29, and if he does return during that span, it will likely be towards the end of that final series against the Cubs.
Martin (shoulder) has resumed playing catch but has yet to throw off a mound, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The fact that Martin is able to throw in some capacity represents a step forward for the righty, though he doesn't seem particularly close to returning to game action. In his absence, no righty has earned a save in Atlanta, with three going to Will Smith and one going to Sean Newcomb.
Martin (shoulder) has not begun throwing and does not have a timetable for return, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
He has been rehabbing his shoulder inflammation, but it is unclear when he will be able to start a throwing program. Will Smith hasn't necessarily been lights out as Atlanta's closer -- he is 2-for-2 on save chances but also has two losses and a 5.40 ERA through six appearances. Nobody appears ready to challenge Smith for saves at this juncture, however.
Martin has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to April 7.
Martin hadn't appeared in a game since April 4 due to numbness in the fingers of his pitching hand, but there was hope that he'd be able to return for Saturday's game against the Phillies. However, he'll be unavailable for several days while the team waits for the inflammation in his throwing shoulder to subside. Right-hander Jacob Webb was recalled in a corresponding move, while A.J. Minter and Tyler Matzek will remain Atlanta's top setup men while Martin is sidelined.
Manager Brian Snitker said he hopes to have Martin (finger) available for Saturday's game against the Phillies, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Martin was throwing on the field Friday and Snitker said the team will know more later in the day. He has not appeared in a game since April 4 due to numbness in the fingers of his pitching hand. An MRI was not deemed necessary.
Martin (finger) is not available Tuesday against the Nationals but isn't expected to head to the injured list, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Martin left Sunday's game against the Phillies with numbness in his fingers. Atlanta doesn't seem too concerned about the injury, but he'll get at least one more day to heal.
Atlanta doesn't plan to send Martin in for an MRI after he experienced numbness in the fingers of his pitching hand during his appearance in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Phillies, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The club doesn't seem too concerned about Martin, who gave up a run on three hits while recording two outs before exiting the relief outing. He showed improvement upon being checked out by team trainers following his departure, and the fact that he won't be sent in for an MRI suggests he'll likely avoid a stint on the injured list. Martin should be viewed as day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's series opener versus the Nationals.
Martin said he was pulled early in his appearance Sunday in Atlanta's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia after he experienced a tingling sensation in his fingers, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports
Atlanta team trainers will presumably conduct more follow-up tests on Martin before providing a firm diagnosis of his injury. He recorded two outs and gave up a run on three hits before exiting Sunday.
Martin was removed from his appearance in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Phillies with an apparent injury, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Martin retired two of the six batters he faced before departing, giving up an earned run on three hits. Atlanta has yet to provide an official explanation for his removal.
Martin struck out two in a perfect inning of work during Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins.
It was his first official game action of the spring, as Atlanta had held Martin to live batting practice and simulated games before Monday. The right-hander is expected to be a key part of the team's high-leverage mix this season, but he's more likely to move the needle in fantasy formats that reward holds instead of only saves.
Martin does not have a timetable to make his Grapefruit League debut this spring, but he's healthy and getting regular work on the back fields for Atlanta, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports. "A guy like that, he's going to be a one-inning guy, so you can just monitor things with him (throwing simulated innings)," manager Brian Snitker said earlier this week. "He's not a tough one to put on the back fields and see. But he'll have plenty enough appearances by the time this thing's over."
Martin heads into 2021 as the top right-handed option in a bullpen that features three tough lefties in Will Smith, A.J. Minter and Tyler Matzek. Smith is widely expected to open the season as the primary closer, but Martin's high-leverage role could see him pick up the occasional save along with his holds depending on who's coming to the plate for the opposition in the ninth inning. Since joining Atlanta at the trade deadline in 2019, the 34-year-old has 12 holds and one save in 39 appearances while posting a dazzling 42:4 K:BB over 35.2 innings.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/01||vs MIL||L 1-2||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/28||@ NYM||L 1-2||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/25||@ PHI||L 1-2||1.0||1||1||0||2|
|07/22||@ PHI||W 7-2||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|07/20||vs SD||W 2-1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/16||vs TB||L 6-7||1.0||4||2||0||0|
|07/10||@ MIA||W 5-4||1.0||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||AFA-Salem Red Sox||39.0||13||0||0||2||1||4||24||6||29||0.92||0.897|
|2011||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||5.1||3||0||0||0||1||0||3||1||12||17.65||2.549|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||76.1||23||12||0||3||6||0||65||18||83||4.49||1.327|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||51.0||30||0||0||3||3||2||47||10||51||3.18||1.196|
|2013||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||21.0||12||0||0||2||0||3||27||6||9||0.00||0.714|
|2014||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||26.2||25||0||0||1||3||5||36||9||33||4.47||1.603|
|2018||AAA-Round Rock Express||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||0.00||2.000|