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March 10, 2020 11:12 AM
Braves' Chris Martin: Ready for game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (oblique) is listed as an available reliever for Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

Martin has been limited to two appearances this spring while contending with the oblique injury, but he'll get the green light to return to action after facing hitters last week without issue. The right-hander is locked into a spot in the Braves' Opening Day bullpen, though he may have to settle for more middle-relief work this season after Atlanta bolstered its relief corps with the addition of Will Smith over the winter.

March 3, 2020 08:52 AM
Braves' Chris Martin: Throwing live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (oblique) threw a live batting practice session Monday and could make his Grapefruit League debut soon, Mark Bowman of reports.

Martin suffered an oblique injury in the NLDS in October. He's been eased into action this spring and still has plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day.

November 19, 2019 08:32 PM
Braves' Chris Martin: Re-signs with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (oblique) signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Braves on Tuesday.

Martin was acquired by the Braves from the Rangers ahead of the trade deadline, and he posted a 4.08 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 37:5 K:BB across 17.2 innings after the trade. The 33-year-old went down in Game 1 of the NLDS with left oblique tightness and missed the rest of the series before hitting free agency, but the new contract indicates the injury shouldn't impact his status entering spring training. Martin's 2.3 percent walk rate in 2019 tied with Josh Tomlin for the league lead among qualified relievers. The Braves will enter 2020 with a crowded bullpen with Mark Melancon, Will Smith, Luke Jackson and Shane Greene all potentially in the mix for high-leverage work.

October 4, 2019 07:36 PM
Braves' Chris Martin: Removed from NLDS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (oblique) was removed from the Braves' NLDS roster Friday.

Martin left his outing in Game 1 against the Cardinals on Thursday due to left oblique tightness. Removing him from the roster means he'll be unable to return for the NLCS, should the Braves qualify, but he'll be eligible to rejoin the team for the World Series if it makes it that far. Julio Teheran takes his spot in the bullpen.

October 3, 2019 09:52 PM
Braves' Chris Martin: Not expected to return for NLDS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin is expected to miss the remainder of the National League Division Series against the Cardinals after leaving Game 1 with left oblique tightness, Mark Bowman of reports.

Martin failed to throw a pitch in the actual contest, and it doesn't look as though he'll be able to return until later in the postseason, should the Braves manage to advance. The team has yet to announce who will replace the right-hander.

October 3, 2019 08:04 PM
Braves' Chris Martin: Departs with tight oblique
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin was removed from Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday against the Cardinals due to left oblique tightness.

Martin reportedly felt the issue during his warmup pitches and left the contest shortly after. His status for the remainder of the series should become known after further testing.

October 3, 2019 08:00 PM
Braves' Chris Martin: Exits with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin left Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals on Thursday due to an undisclosed injury, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Martin was on track to enter the game in the top of the eighth inning, but after throwing a few warmup pitches, he was walked off the field with the trainer. He'll be considered day-to-day until the details surrounding his injury are revealed.

July 30, 2019 11:12 PM
Braves' Chris Martin: Heading to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (back) was traded to the Braves from the Rangers in exchange for minor-league pitcher Kolby Allard, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Martin hasn't pitched since Friday due to a bout of back stiffness, but he'll nonetheless head to the Braves for the final two months of the season. The 33-year-old has a 3.08 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 43:4 K:BB over 38 innings for the Rangers this season, and he went 4-for-5 in save chances and recorded 12 holds. Luke Jackson has been working as the closer for the Braves, though he doesn't appear to have a firm hold on the position. Martin seems likely to start out in a high-leverage role with his new team, but save chances may be infrequent, at best.

July 29, 2019 12:56 AM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Unavailable due to back stiffness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin wasn't available to pitch Sunday against the Athletics due to back stiffness, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Rangers held a one-run lead heading into the ninth inning of Sunday's series finale, but with Martin unable to go, Jose Leclerc got the call. He would blow the save and take the loss. Texas has a scheduled off day Monday, so Martin will get an extra day to rest before the Rangers determine his status for Tuesday's clash.

July 27, 2019 08:20 AM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Drawing interest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin is attracting attention on the trade market, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Martin, who has a 1.45 ERA and 0.80 WHIP over his last 19 appearances, notched his fourth save Friday. In what was the first save opportunity since Shawn Kelley (biceps) landed on the injured list, Jose Leclerc pitched the eighth inning before Martin handled the ninth. With Kelley sidelined, Martin appears to be first in line for saves, but that could last only until the trade deadline.

July 27, 2019 11:24 AM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Notches fourth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin earned the save Friday after holding the A's scoreless with two strikeouts over one inning while allowing a walk and a hit.

Martin came into the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead. He gave up a leadoff double to Mark Canha, then walked Ramon Laureano. Luckily, the right-hander posted back-to-back strikeouts before forcing Chris Herrmann to ground out and end the game. With Shawn Kelley (biceps) on the shelf, Martin is expected to share save opportunities with Jose Leclerc, pending any possible trades with the deadline rapidly approaching. Through 38 innings this season, Martin holds a 3.08 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 43:4 K:BB with four saves.

June 23, 2019 08:52 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Closes out White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin allowed one hit and struck out one in an inning to pick up the save Saturday against White Sox.

Texas closer Shawn Kelley was seemingly unavailable after throwing 38 pitches over the previous two days, so Martin stepped in to pick up his third save. He's been on a nice run since permitting a run in three straight outings in late May. Since then, Martin has allowed just one tally and struck out 13 over 10.2 innings spanning 11 appearances.

June 11, 2019 04:56 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Nails down win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn his second save in Monday's 4-3 win over Boston.

Shawn Kelley failed to hold a ninth-inning lead, setting the stage for Martin to close out the win in the 11th. This might have been a save opportunity for demoted closer Jose Leclerc, but he pitched three times in the last five games (75 pitches) and was likely unavailable. Martin's had good results of late, striking out eight over six scoreless innings. He's become of one of the trusted late-inning options out of the bullpen for manager Chris Woodward.

May 20, 2019 02:04 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Blows save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin allowed a solo home run during the ninth inning in a blown save against the Cardinals on Sunday.

This was Martin's first save chance since temporarily moving into the closer role on May 10. Martin has allowed five home runs in 18.1 innings this season, and this long ball does not bode well for him remaining in the closer role.The Rangers may move Jose Leclerc back into that role or count on Shawn Kelley (infection) for the ninth-inning duties once he returns from the injured list.

May 10, 2019 12:36 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Temporarily in closing role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin will be the Rangers' closer for now with Shawn Kelley on the injured list due to an infection, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Martin and Kelley had been splitting closer duties with Jose Leclerc demoted to a setup role. Martin is expected to get the Rangers' next save chance, but he may not hold the job for long, as manager Chris Woodward said Thursday that Leclerc is close to moving back into a ninth-inning role.

May 9, 2019 04:52 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Picks up save Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin struck out one over a perfect inning to record his first save in Wednesday's 9-6 win over the Pirates.

The Rangers rallied with seven runs over the final two innings to present a save opportunity, the team's second since Jose Leclerc was removed as the closer, and Martin was flawless. He hasn't allowed a run in five straight outings while striking out nine and walking two over six innings. He and Shawn Kelley will share the closing duties until Leclerc re-establishes himself while pitching in non-save situations.

May 1, 2019 01:04 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: May be in mix for saves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin could be a candidate to pick up saves after manager Chris Woodward confirmed Wednesday that the Rangers would deploy Jose Leclerc in lower-leverage spots for the time being, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

In addition to Martin, Shawn Kelley is also expected to have a role in the Rangers' upcoming save situations while Leclerc works through the command and control issues that have limited his effectiveness in the early portion of the season. Given that the Rangers signed Leclerc to a four-year extension in spring training, the team has incentive to eventually get him back into the closer's role, so any spike in fantasy value Kelley and Martin gain could be more of the short-term variety. Kelley has more prior closing experience at the MLB level and boasts better numbers (1.50 ERA, 11:0 K:BB in 12 innings) than Martin (3.97 ERA, 10:3 K:BB in 11.1 innings) this season, which may be enough to make Kelley the more attractive waiver-wire pickup of the two.

April 25, 2019 04:00 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Dinged in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (0-2) allowed one run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Athletics.

Martin was the victim of a walkoff single by Chad Pinder and got tagged for his second loss of the season. The right-hander has been used during the late innings but has allowed three home runs in 8.1 innings and now carries a 5.40 ERA. He and Shawn Kelley (1.80 ERA) are the likely options should Rangers manager Chris Woodward decide to replace struggling closer Jose Leclerc.

April 22, 2019 10:16 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Picks up fourth hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin allowed one hit over a scoreless two-thirds of an inning to pick up his fourth hold in Sunday's 11-10 win over Houston.

The Rangers nearly blew a nine-run lead and needed Martin to stanch the bleeding by getting the final two outs of the eighth inning. Martin's been the Rangers' primary eighth-inning reliever this year, and he's one name to keep in your back pocket while Texas closer Jose Leclerc battles control issues.

April 3, 2019 06:36 PM
Rangers' Chris Martin: Sets up Leclerc
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin allowed a hit in a scoreless eighth inning to pick up a hold in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Astros.

This marked the second time Martin entered a game in the eighth inning with Texas holding a lead. It didn't work out well the first time when he allowed three hits and two runs in a slugfest win over the Cubs, but the right-handed reliever preserved the lead Tuesday and got the game into the capable hands of closer Jose Leclerc.

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vs St. Louis 2.000 9.00001
vs LHB 27.200 2.600135
vs RHB 28.000 4.180430
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