Martin (4-4) worked a perfect inning en route to his fourth win of the season in Saturday's 8-6 victory over the Athletics.
Martin needed just 10 pitches to retire Josh Harrison, Starling Marte and Matt Olson on groundouts. In nine appearances (nine innings pitched) against Oakland this season, Martin has yet to allow an earned run.
Martin (3-4) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning, taking the loss versus Houston on Friday.
The southpaw entered the game with two on and no outs in the seventh inning, and he allowed the next four baserunners to get aboard before settling down to end the frame. The damage was done, as Houston took the lead on Martin's loss to send him to his first loss since July 28. The 26-year-old has a 3.61 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 34:13 K:BB through 52.1 innings this year, and he's added six holds in 54 appearances.
Martin (3-3) picked up the win against the Mariners on Monday, allowing an unearned run on two hits in 1.1 innings.
Martin entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth and induced a Kyle Seager flyout to send the game to extras. After Texas took the lead, manager Chris Woodward opted to stick with the lefty for the tenth, and Martin delivered by recording three straight outs following a run-scoring single. Martin has lowered his ERA from 3.83 to 3.38 with five straight strong outings.
Martin (2-2) got the win against Oakland on Wednesday, throwing 1.2 perfect innings without a strikeout in a 5-3 Rangers triumph.
Martin entered in the seventh with two on and one out after the Athletics had just taken the lead and induced outs from Matt Olson and Ramon Laureano to neutralize the threat. He stayed in after Texas took the lead in the bottom of the inning and retired the side on a mere seven pitches. Since a blow-up outing June 6, Martin has allowed only one run in 8.1 innings across seven appearances.
Martin (1-2) allowed one hit and an unearned run across two innings, earning the victory in Wednesday's 4-3, extra-innings win over the Rangers.
The lefty was very efficient, requiring just 16 pitches (14 of which were strikes) to get through the 10th and 11th innings. Martin yielded four runs in an inning Sunday after recording 15 straight scoreless appearances, but he appears to be back on track after that one rough showing.
Martin allowed three hits and struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings in Thursday's 5-0 loss to the Mariners.
Martin typically pitches in higher leverage spots than this, but Texas' bullpen has been worked hard due to short stints by starters. As such, whatever arm is available may need to pitch in any situation. Martin has not allowed an earned run over his last 8.2 innings, spanning 11 appearances. For the season, he has a 2.20 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 16.1 innings.
Martin allowed one unearned run on three hits and struck out one over one inning in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Martin made his first appearance of the season after being activated off the injured list. He returns to help a bullpen challenged by injury, youth and inexperience.
Martin (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday.
The left-hander spent the first week of the season on the injured list after back spasms surfaced during spring training, but he's ready to make his season debut. Martin had a 1.84 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 8:9 K:BB over 14.2 innings for the Rangers during 2020.
Martin (back) could be activated this weekend against the Padres, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
He's scheduled to pitch two innings Wednesday at the alternate training site. If that goes well, his next live action could come out of the big-league bullpen.
Rangers general manager Chris Young said that Martin (back) will open the season on the injured list, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Though Martin is expected to make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Rockies, the reliever apparently won't have enough time to get fully ramped up before the Rangers begin their season April 1. However, assuming Martin steers clear of any setbacks Monday and in any subsequent spring appearances, he should be ready to return from the IL in the minimum 10 days.
Martin (back) is slated to pitch in relief Monday during the Rangers' Cactus League game against the Rockies.
Martin had been scheduled to make his spring debut March 6, but it got delayed more than two weeks after he experienced back spasms. As a result, Martin is currently behind the Rangers' other relievers, but he may only need to turn in two or three spring outings over the next week and a half to guarantee his availability for Opening Day.
Martin was scratched from his scheduled relief outing during Saturday's game against Arizona due to back spasms.
Martin was expected to make his Cactus League debut Saturday, but he'll be pushed back due to his injury. The severity of the issue remains to be seen, and it's not yet clear when the southpaw will be ready to return.
Martin (1-1) allowed an unearned run on one hit in one inning and earned the extra-inning win Friday versus the Astros.
Martin allowed a sacrifice fly by Alex Bregman to knock in the initial runner Jose Altuve in the 10th inning. The Rangers bailed out Martin by scraping together a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame. The 25-year-old southpaw has posted a 1.98 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and two holds in 13.2 innings across 14 appearances.
Martin (0-1) gave up an unearned run on a hit and a walk in one inning to take the loss Saturday versus the Angels.
Jared Walsh reached on an error in the eighth inning, allowing David Fletcher to move into scoring position. Martin then allowed an RBI single to Mike Trout for the Angels' go-ahead run. That sequence won't hurt Martin's ERA, which sits at 1.50 to go with a 1.17 WHIP and two holds in 12 innings this year.
Martin (shoulder) was reinstated from the injured list Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Martin missed just over two weeks with shoulder inflammation. He'd allowed just one earned run in 4.2 innings prior to the injury, though his 4:6 K:B wasn't particularly encouraging.
The Rangers placed Martin on the 10-day injured list Sunday with left rotator-cuff inflammation, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Martin has been a key piece in the Rangers' bridge to the ninth inning, giving up one run over five appearances while notching two holds. Assuming that Martin moves past his battle with shoulder inflammation quickly and is able to resume a throwing program within the next few days, he could be ready to return from the IL when first eligible Aug. 23.
Martin (illness) was activated from the injured list Tuesday.
Martin missed the majority of camp after testing positive for COVID-19. He's ready to go following a brief buildup period and should be one of the top lefties in a depleted Rangers bullpen that's without Joely Rodriguez (lat) and Rafael Montero (elbow).
Martin (illness) threw a bullpen session Monday for the first time since being cleared to work out, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Martin missed most of summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19 and will start the season on the injured list. He was encouraged by the session, the first time he's thrown off a mound since he was quarantined, when he threw off flat ground.
Martin (illness) was cleared to participate in team activities Sunday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Martin was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Thursday and remains on the list, but he apparently cleared MLB protocol by producing two negative tests. As a result, he'll be able to work with the team ahead of the regular season. Although he won't be able to return in time for Opening Day, it's encouraging that the southpaw is healthy and will be able to take part in baseball activities.
Martin (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Thursday.
This move was expected, as Martin is still recovering from the COVID-19 virus and simply won't have enough time to get ready for the start of the season (once healthy). With the Rangers dealing with multiple absences in their bullpen, Jesse Chavez, Luke Farrell and Nick Goody could see high-leverage innings to start the season.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/20||@ NYY||L 3-4||1.2||2||0||0||2|
|09/19||vs CHW||L 2-7||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|09/16||vs HOU||L 1-12||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|09/11||@ OAK||W 8-6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|09/08||@ ARI||W 8-5||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|09/06||@ LAA||W 4-0||1.0||2||0||0||0|
|08/31||vs COL||W 4-3||0.2||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFA-High Desert Maverick||23.1||6||6||0||2||1||0||16||7||24||4.29||1.342|
|2017||AFA-Down East Wood Ducks||84.1||16||16||0||4||8||0||90||35||94||4.71||1.534|