Martin will serve as the opener Tuesday against the Mariners, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
There was some thought that the Rangers were going to change plans after Martin recorded five outs in Monday's contest, but he's evidently ready to throw again Tuesday. Don't expect him to throw much more than an inning, however. Pedro Payano will be the primary pitcher once Martin leaves the game.
Martin allowed one hit and struck out four over 1.2 innings in Monday's loss to the Mariners.
The Rangers had planned to have Martin open Tuesday's game, per T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, but that notion was scuttled when the lefty was needed Monday for an ineffective Adrian Sampson. Texas will use right-hander Pedro Payano as the primary pitcher Tuesday but has not announced an opener.
Martin was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
Martin will take the place of Kyle Dowdy (elbow), who was sent to the 10-day injured list. Martin has accrued a 7.20 ERA with nine strikeouts over 15 innings this season in the major leagues.
Martin was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
Martin logged a 7.20 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and nine strikeouts in 15 innings with the big-league club. This move opens up a spot for Shawn Kelley (neck), who was activated from the injured list.
Martin pitched a clean ninth inning in Friday's 7-2 loss to Houston.
He made his major-league debut hours after being called up from Triple-A Nashville on Friday. Since being converted to a reliever in 2018, Martin has had better results and was cruising with the Sounds prior to his callup. With Texas, Martin will pitch in low-leverage spots.
Martin was called up from Triple-A Nashville on Friday.
Martin spent all of 2018 at Double-A Frisco and struggled with a 7.28 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 96:29 K:BB over 89 innings. However, the 23-year-old started much better this season at Nashville with only one run allowed over eight innings while recording 10 strikeouts. Martin figures to begin in a low-leverage bullpen role as he gets set for his major-league debut with the Rangers.
Martin was optioned to Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.
Martin spent all of 2018 with Frisco, but it's hard to say he doesn't need more time there after he stumbled to a 7.28 ERA in 89 innings last season. Some positive regression may be all he needs to take the next step, however, as his ERA was affected by an unsustainably high .443 BABIP and an unsustainably low 57.2 percent strand rate. His FIP was actually quite good, coming in at 3.36.
Martin has moved into a bullpen role for Double-A Frisco, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Martin was moved out of the starting rotation four games ago after posting an 8.02 ERA in 10 starts. The 6-foot-4 left-hander has allowed runs in each of his four appearances out of the bullpen.
Martin was added to the Rangers' 40-man roster on Monday.
This move protects Martin from the Rule 5 draft. He notched an impressive 90 strikeouts in 84.1 innings (16 starts) at High-A last season, but his 4.70 ERA and 1.53 WHIP were a bit troubling for a 22-year-old hurler. He has a solid repertoire and his 3.52 xFIP suggests a bounce-back season could be coming at Double-A.
Martin was placed on the 7-day disabled list at High-A Down East on Saturday with mild back spasms, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.
The "mild" descriptor suggests that the Rangers aren't prepping for a long-term absence for Martin, who has become one of the team's more promising pitching prospects in the lower minors. The 22-year-old has compiled a 3.12 ERA and 34 strikeouts over 26 innings for Down East this season.
Martin, 22, has a 2.25 ERA and 24:9 K:BB through 20 innings for High-A Down East.
Martin had a minor elbow ailment in 2016, and opposing batters hit .300 against him during his 69.1 innings last season. Still, he fanned over a batter per inning, a trend that has spilled into 2017. If Martin can stay healthy and develop a steady third pitch, he could become a prospect to watch for the Rangers.
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