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Cristhian Martinez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) is expected to throw for teams by the end of the month.
Martinez was non-tendered by the Braves over the winter after undergoing shoulder surgery last July. However, he's back to 100 percent now and could be a useful bullpen piece somewhere. Thu, May 15, 2014 05:12:00 PM

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Christhian Martinez (shoulder) has begun throwing off a mound.

Cotillo notes that a handful of teams are interested and keeping tabs on the 32-year-old right-hander. He could be a helpful addition to team's struggling for bullpen depth.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) is hoping to begin throwing off a mound in mid-March.

Chris Cotillo of says "several teams have checked in and want to track (Martinez's) progress." Martinez was non-tendered by the Braves this winter after undergoing shoulder surgery in July, but it sounds like he should be ready at some point in the first half.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Braves non-tendered RHP Cristhian Martinez.

Martinez made just two appearances in the big leagues this year and required season-ending shoulder surgery in July, so the Braves weren't going to give him a raise from the $749,750 he made in 2013. The 31-year-old will likely have to accept a minor league deal.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Cristhian Martinez will be sidelined for the next 7-8 months after undergoing shoulder surgery on Tuesday.

Martinez revealed the news himself on Twitter before Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez even knew about it. "I knew it was a possibility," Gonzalez said. It's not clear what kind of surgery Martinez had, but obviously his season is over.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 09:15:00 PM

Cristhian Martinez is experiencing renewed discomfort in his ailing right shoulder.

Martinez has been on the disabled list since early April with a right shoulder sprain and it's simply not healing. He will visit a specialist later this week.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) will have his rehab assignment moved to Double-A Mississippi.

Martinez, out since April 12 with a right shoulder sprain, struck out four in two scoreless innings Friday during an appearance with the Braves' rookie league team. No word on how many more appearances he'll need, but a return before the All-Star break appears realistic.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) still doesn't have a timetable for his return.

The Braves reliever has been sidelined since April 12 with a right shoulder sprain, and apparently it was serious enough that the Braves still don't have any idea when he might be back. The right-hander had a 3.91 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 73 2/3 innings last year.
Sat, May 4, 2013 07:53:00 PM

Braves placed RHP Cristhian Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain.

It's not clear at this point how long Martinez will be sidelined. The move clears room on the roster for the newly acquired Luis Ayala.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Braves avoided arbitration with RHP Cristhian Martinez by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials are not yet known. Martinez, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super 2 player, has posted a 3.63 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over the last two years for the Braves. He'll work the middle innings again in 2013.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Cristhian Martinez was arrested for DUI early Monday morning in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Martinez was jailed at 4:24 a.m. and was also charged with improper lane change and impeding the flow of traffic. The 30-year-old righty secured a spot in the Braves' Opening Day bullpen this spring by registering a 1.38 ERA and 13/3 K/BB ratio in 13 Grapefruit League innings.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 10:43:00 AM

Cristhian Martinez pitched two perfect innings out of the pen Saturday against the Blue Jays.

He's allowed one run in eight innings this spring. With Arodys Vizcaino likely to start off on the DL and Peter Moylan absent, Martinez will be asked to pitch key innings for the Braves. He rates as a pretty good $1 reliever in NL-only leagues.
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 03:46:00 PM

Braves recalled RHP Cristhian Martinez from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He'll take Cory Gearrin's place in the Braves bullpen. Martinez threw a mostly effective 35 2/3 innings earlier this season, posting a 3.53 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 26/13 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 01:46:00 PM

Braves optioned RHP Cristhian Martinez to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Martinez has posted a steady 3.53 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 35 2/3 innings of relief this season for the Braves and should be back in the major leagues shortly.
Sat, Jul 2, 2011 04:15:00 PM

Cristhian Martinez, who is battling Scott Proctor for the opening in Atlanta's pen, gave up three runs in his inning Sunday against the Phillies.

With a 2.08 ERA and a 13/3 K/BB ratio in 13 innings, Martinez had to be leading the competition entering the day. However, this won't help. The Braves might want to scan the waiver wire for a potential upgrade.
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 03:59:00 PM

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