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Leonys Martin | Outfielder | #12

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Leonys Martin arrived in Mariners' camp on Wednesday.
Martin was late to camp because he testified Tuesday in a human-trafficking trial in Miami. It shouldn't take him long to get up to speed. The 28-year-old batted .247/.306/.378 with 15 homers, 47 RBI, and 24 steals over 143 games last season. He'll function as Seattle's primary center fielder again in 2017. Feb 22 - 9:33 AM

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Mariners manager Scott Servais said Tuesday that Leonys Martin could arrive in camp on Wednesday.

Martin is currently testifying in Miami regarding a Cuban human-trafficking case. Previous reports indicated that his testimony could stretch into Wednesday, but either way, it shouldn't be long before he officially reports.
Feb 21 - 11:18 AM

Leonys Martin will be a late arrival at Mariners spring training.

Manager Scott Servais said Martin might not arrive until Tuesday or Wednesday. Martin is reportedly healthy and is back in Miami dealing with a personal matter. The 28-year-old blasted a career-high 15 homers in 2016.
Feb 18 - 7:37 PM

Mariners and OF Leonys Martin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.85 million contract.

It's a nice salary bump for Martin in his second year of arbitration eligibility. He batted .247/.306/.378 with 15 homers and 24 steals last season and will function as the M's regular center fielder again in 2017.
Jan 13 - 2:17 PM

Leonys Martin went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Martin and the Mariner offense was mostly helpless outside of a two-run triple by Robinson Cano, as they ultimately fell by a 10-2 score. With the hit-less, three-strikeout showing under his belt, the 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .247/.306/.389 with 15 homers, 44 RBI and 19 steals over 478 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 01:59:00 AM

Leonys Martin finished 4-for-4 with three doubles and three runs scored Monday against the Angels.

A rare outburst from Martin of late. Martin has just five homers since the beginning of June after hitting nine the first two months. Factoring in his defense, he's still been a solid regular for the Mariners.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 01:37:00 AM

Leonys Martin is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Saturday against the Athletics.

It's nothing more than a routine day off for the dynamic center fielder. Ben Gamel will start in his place and bat eighth against Kendall Graveman and the Athletics on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Leonys Martin had a single, a sac fly, a stolen base and two outfield assists Wednesday as the Mariners edged the Angels 4-3.

The Angels made a couple too many outs on the basepaths in this one. Martin has been awfully quiet offensively of late; he had 10 homers the first two months before going on the DL, but he's hit just four in 58 games since. He's unlikely to go back to being of much use in mixed leagues, but the Mariners will keep him in the lineup for his defense.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 02:03:00 AM

Leonys Martin delivered a two-run double off Aroldis Chapman in the eighth inning on Saturday, propelling the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs.

The Mariners entered the eighth inning trailing 1-0, but started a rally with a pair of leadoff walks against Jake Arrieta. Hector Rondon was summoned to face a pair of right-handers, retiring them both before Chapman came on to face Martin. Martin crushed a 1-1 offering to center field, plating the tying and go-ahead run. He then deftly swiped third base and scampered home on a wild pitch providing valuable insurance. Martin finished the day 2-for-4 and is now hitting .250/.324/.427 with 13 homers, 32 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Leonys Martin secured the Mariners' only hit in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Martin's little single was all the M's could manage against J.A. Happ and company. While he has had a few big moments this month -- including a two-homer performance against the White Sox on July 20 -- Martin has struggled for the most part since the calendar flipped. He entered Sunday's contest holding a soggy .188/.316/.359 triple-slash over 64 July at-bats.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 03:47:00 PM

Leonys Martin launched a walk-off solo home run to end Wednesday's 6-5, 11-inning win over the White Sox, his second homer of the game.

Martin's first shot was of the two-run variety. He socked it off White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez in the second inning. The 28-year-old outfielder waited until the bottom of the 11th to crack homer No. 2, this one coming off reliever Dan Jennings. Unfortunately for Jennings, it would finish off the game. For the season, Martin is slashing .245/.324/.427 with 13 homers, 29 RBI and 10 steals over 274 at-bats.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 09:16:00 PM

Leonys Martin went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and run scored in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Martin led off the sixth inning with a triple, his second of the season, and came around to score one batter later on a Robinson Cano RBI single. A hamstring injury in late May derailed what was looking to be a breakout year for the 28-year-old, and he's struggled since returning in mid-June. Martin is batting .249/.322/.418 with 11 home runs, 26 RBI, 36 runs scored and nine steals overall.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 10:06:00 PM

Leonys Martin went hitless from the leadoff spot Friday and is 4-for-30 with 12 strikeouts to begin July.

Martin has fanned 18 times in his last 10 starts, and he's not looking like much of a leadoff hitter of late. If his slump continues, he could find himself returned to the bottom of the Mariners order.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Leonys Martin laced three singles in five chances and scored a run on Saturday.

Martin is having the best season of his career after being terrible last year. He has traded some speed for more power this year. His 11 home runs are already a career high despite moving from a hitters' park in Texas to a pitchers' park in Seattle. He is hitting .257/.324/.450 with 26 runs, 26 RBI and nine steals.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 02:06:00 AM

Leonys Martin (hamstring) returned to the Mariners starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-4 in a loss to the Red Sox.

It's encouraging to see him back in the lineup against a left-handed pitcher, given his overall struggles against southpaws, which must mean that his hamstring is feeling better. The dynamic outfielder has 10 homers and nine stolen bases in 50 games on the season.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Tuffy Gosewisch
4Steven Baron
1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
3D.J. Peterson
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Chris Heston
8Robert Whalen
9Dillon Overton
Relief Pitcher
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6James Pazos
7Casey Fien
8Daniel Altavilla
9Shae Simmons
10Tony Zych
11Thyago Vieira
12Micah Owings
13Christian Bergman
14Paul Fry