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Leonys Martin | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Leonys Martin is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Saturday.
It appears as though the Rangers will continue to ride the hot hand, with Delino DeShields again starting in center field and hitting leadoff for the Rangers against opposing southpaw C.C. Sabathia. Look for Martin to return to the lineup on Sunday. May 23 - 10:49 AM

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Leonys Martin hit a pinch-hit home run in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Batting against Red Sox closer Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, Martin led off the inning with the solo blast. He's now got two home runs on the year and has lost some playing time to Rule 5 pick Delino DeShields in recent days.
May 19 - 10:55 PM

Leonys Martin went hitless in four at-bats in his return to the lineup Saturday.

It was his first game since he aggravated a wrist injury on Monday. Martin might not be 100 percent, but it appears he'll try to play through the ailment.
May 17 - 8:12 AM

Leonys Martin (wrist) is out again Thursday.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister acknowledged Wednesday night that Martin is going to be sidelined for several games after reaggravating his left wrist sprain on Monday. The center fielder was given a cortisone shot on Wednesday afternoon. Delino DeShields Jr. is playing center and hitting ninth for the Rangers in Thursday's matinee game against the Royals.
May 14 - 11:04 AM

Leonys Martin (wrist) is likely to be sidelined for several days.

"We’re going to let him work that soreness out," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "Let’s see if we can’t clean him up and have him ready to go in a couple of days." Martin missed his second consecutive start Wednesday as a result of the injury, which he aggravated Monday. It sounds like he won't need a DL stint despite missing a few days of action.
May 13 - 10:00 PM

Leonys Martin (wrist) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

Martin reaggravated his sprained left wrist when he got jammed on a pitch Monday. He could now be looking at an extended absence. Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in center field and batting ninth on Tuesday night.
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May 12 - 5:45 PM

Leonys Martin (wrist) has returned to the Rangers starting lineup on Saturday.

With Shin-Soo Choo excelling out of the leadoff spot in the Rangers lineup, Martin is hitting seventh on Saturday. With his return, Delino DeShields Jr. will head back to a reserve role on the Rangers bench.
May 9 - 2:38 PM

Leonys Martin (wrist) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Friday.

Martin hasn't played since injuring the wrist on Monday while trying to make a catch. He reported improvement Thursday, though, and expects to be ready to play Saturday. Delino DeShields is getting another start in center field.
May 8 - 3:29 PM

Leonys Martin hit off a tee Thursday and said he'd regained full range of motion in his ailing left wrist.

Martin hasn't played since injuring the wrist on Monday, but it's sounding like he has a good chance of returning at some point over the weekend. Delino DeShields received his third straight start in center field Thursday.
May 8 - 10:54 AM

Leonys Martin (wrist) is absent from the Rangers' starting lineup again on Thursday night.

Martin has been on the shelf since tweaking his left wrist while trying to make a catch on Monday. X-rays were taken and came back negative, but he still apparently has some swelling. Delino DeShields Jr. will draw another start in center field Thursday versus the Rays.
May 7 - 3:10 PM

Leonys Martin (wrist) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Martin hasn't played since injuring his left wrist while trying to make a catch on Monday night. He was wearing a brace Tuesday but X-rays turned up negative and he is expected to avoid the disabled list. Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in center field Wednesday.
May 6 - 4:00 PM

Leonys Martin is wearing a brace on his left wrist and is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros.

Martin injured his left wrist on Monday while trying to make a catch on a Jose Altuve liner. X-rays on the injury came back negative and the team is not currently planning on placing Martin on the disabled list. Delino DeShields Jr. will man center field and bat eighth for the Rangers in Tuesday's game.
May 5 - 6:43 PM

Leonys Martin (wrist) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Astros.

Martin injured his left wrist Monday while trying to make a catch. X-rays turned up negative, but he has some soreness. Delino DeShields Jr. is in center field and batting eighth for the Rangers on Tuesday night.
May 5 - 4:12 PM

X-rays on Leonys Martin's left wrist came back negative.

Martin injured the wrist while trying to make a catch on Monday, but he's managed to come away with just a bruise. Consider the outfielder day-to-day.
May 4 - 11:17 PM

Leonys Martin left Monday's game versus the Astros in the fifth inning with a sprained left wrist.

Martin hurt the wrist while trying to make a catch. He stayed in the game initially but eventually had to be pulled after the pain evidently became too much. The outfielder has been sent for X-rays and an update on his status should be available later Monday.
May 4 - 9:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Adam Rosales
2Tommy Field
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Phil Klein
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Neftali Feliz
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Jon Edwards
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla