According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Phillies are demanding that Carlos Martinez be included in any potential trade package for ace Cole Hamels.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday the team is going to meet later this week to discuss Carlos Martinez’s workload for this season.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes that the Cardinals still prefer giving Carlos Martinez a shot at a rotation spot over signing free agent right-hander James Shields.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Carlos Martinez will have a "soft cap" on his innings next season if he wins a spot in the rotation.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated on Monday that Carlos Martinez projects as the team's primary setup man next season.
Carlos Martinez came in for the save Sunday, closing out the Cardinals' 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks as they secured the National League Central title.
Carlos Martinez threw two scoreless innings of relief Wednesday in the Cardinals' loss to the Reds.
Cardinals recalled RHP Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis.
Cardinals optioned RHP Carlos Martinez to Triple-A Memphis.
Carlos Martinez is moving back to the bullpen.
Carlos Martinez struggled in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday night, allowing three runs on six hits over his four innings of work.
Carlos Martinez allowed four runs on seven hits over four innings of work in a loss to the Brewers on Sunday.
Carlos Martinez allowed four runs, all on home runs, on eight hits over six innings of a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.
Carlos Martinez struck out six while holding the Giants to one run over five innings in a 7-2 victory Thursday.