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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
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers recalled OF Leonys Martin from Triple-A Round Rock.
Martin had surgery to remove the hamate bone from his right hand late last month but has made a quick return. He'll take batting practice on Tuesday but will likely be used mainly as a pinch-runner and defensive substitution down the stretch. Sep 20 - 1:46 PM

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Leonys Martin (hand) could return before the end of the season.

Martin had surgery to remove the hamate bone from his right hand on August 26 and it was thought at the time that it would end his season. However, he's been working out and the Rangers could bring him back as a defensive sub and/or pinch-runner late in the year. "He’s a definite defensive weapon," manager Jeff Banister said, "if we can get him where he’s healthy enough and able to do it."
Sep 13 - 12:39 PM

Leonys Martin will have surgery on Wednesday to remove the hamate bone in his right hand.

Martin had been holding out hope that he could play through it, but the decision has been made to have the procedure. It will end a disappointing season for the outfielder, as he batted just .220/.265/.314 in 309 plate appearances for the Rangers and was sent to the minors earlier this month.
Aug 25 - 7:32 PM

Leonys Martin has been diagnosed with a fractured right hamate bone.

It's been a bad month for Martin, who was optioned to Triple-A on August 4. He'll have surgery to remove the bone soon and there's a distinct chance that it will end his season. Martin has hit a disappointing .220/.265/.314 in 309 plate appearances this season.
Aug 14 - 4:56 PM

Rangers optioned OF Leonys Martin to Triple-A Round Rock.

Martin has batted just .220/.265/.314 in 309 plate appearances this season for the Rangers, who will hope that a short demotion to the minors gets him going like it did for second baseman Rougned Odor. Delino DeShields Jr. has been serving as Texas' starting center fielder.
Aug 4 - 4:45 PM

Leonys Martin broke up a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the ninth inning on Thursday, leading the Rangers to a 2-0 victory over the Orioles.

Martin finished the night 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. He has been a major disappointment for the Rangers and fantasy owners alike this season, slashing a mere .225/.268/.328 with five homers, 24 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
Jul 2 - 10:28 PM

Leonys Martin went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Martin's two-run single off of Kelvin Herrera in the seventh inning put the Rangers on the board. They would score an additional run in the frame to tie the score at 3-all before Salvador Perez untied it with a solo homer an inning later. This season, the center fielder is hitting a lackluster .237/.277/.339 with three homers and 18 RBI.
Jun 7 - 4:59 PM

Leonys Martin is not in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.

Delino DeShields will start in center field and bat leadoff against Red Sox rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Chances are Martin will be back in there Friday with right-handed knuckleballer Steven Wright on the hill.
May 28 - 4:33 PM

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

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.
Source: MLBlogs
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

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