Martin (elbow) was traded from the Astros to the Diamondbacks along with J.B. Bukauskas and two other prospects in exchange for Zack Greinke, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery in early July and could miss the entire 2020 season, but he gives the Diamondbacks a potential mid-rotation starter a couple years down the road. The 23-year-old righty logged a 5.59 ERA in five MLB starts, but had a 3.13 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 37.1 innings at Triple-A.
Martin (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Martin went for a second opinion on his injured right elbow this week but was unable to avoid the dreaded surgery. The 23-year-old will be out the remainder of this season and will likely miss the bulk of the 2020 season, as well. Martin received his first taste of the majors earlier this year and had a 5.59 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 19:12 K:BB in five starts.
General manager Jeff Luhnow said Sunday that Martin is slated to receive a second opinion on his injured right elbow later this week, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. "I don't think he's going to be pitching any time soon," Luhnow said of Martin.
The Astros will wait until the results of the second opinion are available before deciding on Martin's next step, but the 23-year-old's absence seems likely to extend through the end of July. After an underwhelming stint in Houston earlier this season, Martin gave up nine runs on 19 hits and six walks in 12 innings with Triple-A Round Rock before being shut down and placed on the 7-day injured list.
Martin sustained a potentially serious elbow injury during Sunday's start for Triple-A Round Rock and was placed on the minor-league injured list, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Martin allowed three runs over four innings during the start and exited after throwing 78 pitches. The specifics of the issue are currently unclear but more information should be available after the 23-year-old is evaluated in Houston.
Martin, who was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, has a mechanical flaw in his delivery he'll address while in the minors, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. "It's frustrating," Martin said after a start Monday. "I know what I'm doing wrong and not fixing it right now. We'll get into it, and it'll come. I know that."
Martin is flying open on his delivery, leaving his right arm behind the lower half of his body and thereby allowing the fastball to leak to his arm side. This has resulted in Martin consistently falling behind batters and digging himself a hole, a disturbing trend most recently illustrated when he threw just 42 of 76 pitches for strikes in each of his last two starts. Those struggles have led to Martin's removal from the big-league rotation for the time being and Framber Valdez being tabbed as his replacement beginning with a start this coming Saturday against the Orioles. "Not even really approach as much as execution," manager AJ Hinch said. "You have to throw the ball in the vicinity where you want and attack the strike zone. He's a strike thrower and always has been in his pro career. It's important for him to do that."
Martin was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Martin didn't fare well in Monday's start against the Mariners, as he surrendered two runs on four hits and three walks while fanning three over three innings of work. As a result, he's been banished to the minor leagues, opening up a spot on the 25-man roster for Reymin Guduan.
Martin gave up two earned runs on four hits over three innings in a no-decision in the Astros' 4-2 win over the Mariners on Monday. He struck out three and walked three.
Martin struggled with his efficiency in this start, issuing three free passes, giving up two solo homers and throwing 76 pitches before getting chased from the contest after just three innings. That's been a recurring theme for the 23-year-old, as he hasn't made it to the five-inning threshold since his first start of the season on May 12. Martin is now sporting a 5.59 ERA, a 1.81 WHIP and a 19:12 K:BB through 19.1 innings. He's been shaky but there aren't any obvious options at the Astros' disposal to take his rotation spot at the moment, so he should keep a hold on it for the time being.
Martin didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 9-6 win over the Cubs, giving up three solo home runs among five hits over 3.2 innings. He struck out four and walked three.
The rookie was shaky once again, failing to get past the fourth inning for the third straight start and doubling the number of long balls he's served up in the majors. Martin now carries a 5.51 ERA and 16:9 K:BB through his first 16.1 innings with the Astros, but with fellow top prospects Forrest Whitley and J.B. Bukauskas also struggling in the minors, the club may have to consider looking outside the organization if they want to replace Martin in the rotation.
Martin (1-1) took the loss against the White Sox on Thursday, throwing just 3.1 innings while surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts.
It was Martin's third and shortest major-league start. The right-hander looked strong through the first two frames but soon fell apart in the third, falling victim to a trio of hits, including two doubles and a walk. He then committed a costly throwing error to hand the White Sox a 3-0 lead. Martin was finally pulled in the fourth with one out after allowing a solo home run to Eloy Jimenez and a single to Yolmer Sanchez, but ultimately the Astros could not recover as they fell victim to Lucas Giolito's complete-game shutout. The 23-year-old now holds a 4.97 ERA and 1.58 WHIP as he gears up to face the Cubs at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.
Martin didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Red Sox, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks over four-plus innings. He failed to strike out a batter.
The rookie's second big-league start did not go as smoothly as his first, as he threw only 38 of 74 pitches for strikes and gave up hits to the first two batters he faced in the fifth inning before being bailed out by Josh James. Martin will next take the mound Thursday, at home against the White Sox, but if he continues to struggle with his control the Astros have plenty of other rotation options they could use to replace the 23-year-old.
Martin (1-0) gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out nine through 5.1 innings Sunday, earning the win over the Rangers.
Martin only allowed a solo home run before walking Shin-Soo Choo to start the sixth inning and being pulled after 80 pitches. Collin McHugh allowed the runner to score, but the Astros provided 15 runs of support to ensure the first win of Martin's career. Martin will make his next start Saturday at the Red Sox.
The Astros officially selected Martin's contract from Triple-A Round Rock ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Jose Altuve (hamstring) was moved to the 10-day injured list to open up a spot on the active roster for Martin, who will assume the struggling Collin McHugh's rotation spot. Martin's stay with Houston will likely be dictated by how well he performs in his first taste of the big leagues, but expectations are fairly high for the 23-year-old right-hander. Regarded as one of Houston's top pitching prospects heading into the season, Martin validated that status by compiling a 1.48 ERA and 28 strikeouts over 24.1 innings with Round Rock.
Martin is expected to have his contract purchased from Triple-A Round Rock and make his big-league debut Sunday against the Rangers, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Martin will start in place of the struggling Collin McHugh and could have the chance to stick around should he impress in his first start. The 26-year-old has a 2.31 ERA in 179 career minor-league innings, striking out 27.5 percent of opposing batters while walking 7.9 percent. He projects as a future mid-rotation starter with average command, an above-average changeup and a plus slider.
Martin threw 4.1 scoreless innings in relief Thursday against the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate Oklahoma City. He struck out six while allowing a hit and two walks.
Most of Martin's appearances have come as a starter, but this was a planned relief appearance. Through 20.1 innings so far with Triple-A Round Rock he has a 1.33 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, with a 25:10 K:BB.
Martin struck out six and walked three without allowing a hit in four scoreless innings Tuesday against the Pirates.
Martin drew raves from manager AJ Hinch, who thinks the young right-hander could pitch in Houston this season, Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press reports. "I love him," Hinch said. "I love what he can offer as a pitcher. He's got a lot of characteristics that we see in major-league starters and that's exciting to see." The 23-year-old Martin went 7-2 with a 2.97 ERA in 21 games (18 starts) at Double-A Corpus Christi in 2018 and is expected to open this season at Triple-A Round Rock.
Martin was sent to minor-league camp Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Martin got to open camp with the big leaguers but was never expected to open the regular season with the team. After posting a 2.97 ERA at the Double-A level last year, he'll likely head to Triple-A Round Rock and could earn a callup at some point later in the year.
Martin entered Sunday's game in the third inning and allowed one run on three hits while striking out one over two innings.
Manager A.J. Hinch challenged the 23-year-old right-hander by having him face the most advanced hitters possible in his first taste of major-league camp. Martin complemented his mid-90s heater with an array of offspeed offerings. One of them was a lazy, elevated changeup that was crushed for a home run -- the only run Martin allowed. He fared well in 122 innings last season, 103 of which came in 18 starts at Double-A Corpus Christi. The 2017 second-round draft pick should see Triple-A Round Rock early in 2019, putting him on the cusp of helping the Astros during the regular season should the need arise.
Martin received an invitation to the Astros' major-league spring training, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Martin quickly received a promotion after starting the season at High-A Buies Creek, and posted a 2.97 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 96:28 K:BB over 103 innings with Double-A Corpus Christi. The 22-year-old seems unlikely to make the Astros' Opening Day roster though a promotion to Triple-A early on in 2019 wouldn't be surprising.
Martin whiffed nine over 5.2 shutout frames Thursday in Double-A Corpus Christi's 5-1 win over San Antonio in the second game of their Texas League semifinals series. He conceded only one hit and one walk in the 98-pitch outing.
The nine strikeouts matched a career high for Corbin, who has given up three runs or fewer in 19 of his last 21 outings at Double-A. Over 122 frames between Corpus Christi and High-A Buies Creek this season, Martin has posted a 2.51 ERA and 1.01 WHIP while limiting opposing hitters to a .199 average.
Martin struck out eight over seven scoreless, one-hit innings for Double-A Corpus Christi in its 5-4 win over San Antonio on Tuesday.
Since moving up to the Texas League in early May, Martin has only burnished his standing as one of the top arms in the organization. Through 16 appearances (13 starts) with Corpus Christi, the 22-year-old has submitted a 2.40 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 66:18 K:BB in 75 frames. Wednesday's outing may have been the best of them all, as he retired the first 20 hitters he faced to outshine the more highly-touted pitching prospect who was opposing him (Chris Paddack).
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