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Nick Martinez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Nick Martinez allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.
Making his final start of the year, Martinez gave up just four hits without walking a batter. The A's got to him for two runs in the second inning and his counterpart, Sonny Gray, threw a complete-game shutout, saddling Martinez with the loss. The 24-year-old certainly wasn't expected to contribute 140 1/3 innings this season, and he ends the year 5-12 with a 4.55 ERA. Better days should be ahead for Martinez. Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:07:00 PM

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Nick Martinez threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up just five hits, and the Rangers held on to beat the Astros 2-1 on Tuesday.

Martinez has slowly gotten better since his early-season woes, and Tuesday was his best effort yet. Martinez gave up just one extra-base hit, a double, among his five hits allowed, and the right-hander didn't walk a batter. The win improved him to 5-11 and lowered his ERA to 4.61. Martinez will have one more start with which to make an impression, starting the Rangers' season finale against the Athletics Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:25:00 PM

Nick Martinez yielded two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a victory over the A's.

Martinez threw just 43 of his 79 pitches for strikes, walking three, but the A's couldn't rally after spotting the Rangers four runs in the first. The 24-year-old Martinez improved to 4-11 with a 4.85 ERA. That comes with an unimpressive 70/55 K/BB ratio and 18 homers allowed in 128 innings.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Nick Martinez saw his record drop to 3-11 after allowing four runs (two earned) in six innings of work as the Rangers suffered a 7-3 loss to the Angels on Thursday.

The Angels did their damage in the second and third innings, scoring twice in each frame. Martinez gave up four hits and a walk while striking out three in the effort. His rookie campaign has not gone very well, as he'll take a 4.93 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and 68/52 K/BB ratio into a start in Oakland against the Athletics on Wednesday.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Nick Martinez allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings but settled for a no-decision Sunday against the Astros.

Martinez did well to keep the Astros at bay, scattering six hits and three walks before exiting. Still, he couldn't pick up his fourth win of the year. The 24-year-old has had a rough go of it since being pressed into action, owning a 5.14 ERA through 110 1/3 innings. He'll face the Mariners on Friday.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Nick Martinez struggled versus the Mariners, allowing five runs on six hits over five innings in Tuesday's loss.

He walked four and recorded zero strikeouts in the ugly outing. After not recording more than three punchouts in any of his first 11 starts, Martinez had whiffed 23 across his last 22 frames coming into tonight. Safe to say the good vibes have vanished. The rookie right-hander falls to 3-10 with a 5.31 ERA. Martinez pitches in Houston on Sunday.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 01:04:00 AM

Nick Martinez limited the Marlins to two runs over six innings in Wednesday's 5-4 victory.

He permitted six hits and two walks while recording a career-high seven strikeouts. After not recording more than three punchouts in any of his first 11 starts, Martinez has whiffed 23 across his last 22 frames. He posted decent strikeout totals in the minors, so perhaps the 24-year-old is starting to figure it out. He'll get the Mariners on the road next.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Nick Martinez pitched decently in a losing effort against the Angels on Friday, surrendering four runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

Martinez punched out six on the evening while walking just one. Most of the damage came in the fifth inning, where Kole Calhoun launched a three-run homer. Martinez has struggled for most of the season, compiling a 5.27 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 50/41 K/BB ratio over 94 innings. He should continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues for Friday’s start against the Royals.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Nick Martinez limited the Astros to two runs on five hits over five innings in Sunday's victory.

Martinez walked two and struck out six on the afternoon. The win was just his second victory of the season and his first since May 24. He's got a bright future, but the right-hander is just 2-8 with a 5.22 ERA and shouldn't be relied upon for fantasy purposes. He'll take on the Angels on Friday.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 06:47:00 PM

Nick Martinez yielded five runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the White Sox, dropping him to 1-8.

Ideally, Martinez would be in the minors right now. He still might be sent down for a spell if Derek Holland makes it back this month. The Rangers have lost each of his last nine starts, and he's currently sporting a 38/38 K/BB ratio in 83 innings.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 12:40:00 AM

Nick Martinez held the Yankees scoreless over 5 1/3 innings but took a no-decision as the Rangers needed 14 innings to lose by a 2-1 margin.

Martinez stymied the Yankees, limiting them to only three hits and a walk while striking out three. He left with one out in the sixth, and 67 pitches, after walking Brett Gardner. Martinez's stats aren't pretty, as he owns a 4.73 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 32/32 K/BB ratio. He'll try to improve them all when he takes on the Athletics at home on Sunday.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 12:17:00 AM

Rangers activated RHP Nick Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.

Martinez missed a little over two weeks with a left side injury. He will return to the Rangers' starting rotation on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The 23-year-old righty owns a rough 5.10 ERA and 1.69 WHIP this season.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 03:48:00 PM

Rangers placed RHP Nick Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a left side injury.

Phil Irwin has been called up in a corresponding 25-man roster move to take over the Rangers' vacant rotation spot. Martinez will aim to return around late July.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Nick Martinez will not start Tuesday against the Astros due to soreness in his left side.

Martinez tweaked his side in batting practice next week. No word yet on how long he'll be sidelined. The Rangers will call up Phil Irwin to start in his place Tuesday.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Nick Martinez fell to 1-6, allowing eight runs (six earned) over five innings as the Rangers were defeated by the Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday.

Martinez walked five while recording only seven outs in his previous start, and his pitching woes continued on Tuesday. He allowed seven hits -- three of which were home runs -- while walking one and striking out one. He's winless since May 24, posting an 8.10 in the time since. Overall, he has a 5.10 ERA, a 1.69 WHIP, and a 29/31 K/BB ratio. Martinez will try to turn things around in his next start on the road against the Mets.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Tomas Telis
5Jorge Alfaro
1B1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Jake Smolinski
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Michael Choice
3Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Yovani Gallardo
4Colby Lewis
5Ross Detwiler
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Juan Carlos Oviedo
5Michael Kirkman
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Jon Edwards
10Lisalverto Bonilla
11Spencer Patton
12Roman Mendez
13Ross Ohlendorf
14Anthony Bass