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Nick Martinez | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Fordham
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 18 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details
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Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.
Martinez has registered a 4.56 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 11 starts and three relief appearances this season for Texas. A corresponding move will be made before Friday's series opener against the Angels. Jul 6 - 1:03 PM

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Nick Martinez logged his third win of the season Sunday against the Yankees, allowing six hits, four runs and one walk over five innings of work.

He notched three strikeouts over his 88 pitches. Martinez was cruising until the fifth inning when he allowed all four of his runs including three on a two-out homer by Gary Sanchez. The Yankees narrowed the gap to 7-6 at one point but the bullpen held on to preserve for the victory. Martinez hasn’t been anything special for Texas, contributing an underwhelming 4.55 ERA over 12 outings (11 starts) this year. He’s in line to start next Saturday against the White Sox.
Jun 25 - 6:02 PM

Nick Martinez picked up his second win of the season on Tuesday, limiting the Blue Jays to just one run on two hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Martinez also issued three walks while fanning two on the night. The only damage against him came on a run-scoring single from Ryan Goins in the seventh inning. He'll carry a 4.33 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into a difficult matchup against the Yankees in New York on Sunday.
Jun 21 - 12:55 AM

Nick Martinez yielded two runs in six innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Martinez was making his first start since struggling against the Rays on May 30. This could help get him another turn, but the Rangers do have Tyson Ross coming back. Martinez, who has a 4.67 ERA in 54 innings, is a poor bet in AL-only leagues.
Jun 14 - 12:53 AM

Nick Martinez will start for the Rangers on Tuesday versus the Astros.

Manager Jeff Banister had left open the possibility that it could be either Martinez or Dillon Gee, and he's decided to go with the former. Martinez holds a 4.88 ERA over nine appearances -- eight starts -- this season for Texas and is a poor streaming option.
Jun 12 - 11:57 PM

Nick Martinez was lit up for five runs over 4 1/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 9-5 victory over the Rays.

Martinez was handed a 2-0 lead after the first inning but coughed up four runs in the third and another in the fifth before being pulled with the Rangers down 5-2 at the time. However, he was bailed out by the Rangers offense, which scored seven times over the last three frames. Martinez has just one quality start in his last six tries and might not be in the rotation much longer. He's currently lined up to face the Mets next.
May 31 - 12:23 AM

Nick Martinez allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.

Perhaps no stat line better encapsulates Nick Martinez: not very good, but not awful, either. His 4.69 ERA through seven starts tells a similar story. At least he's reliable -- in all seven of those starts, he's gone at least five innings but no more than seven. Martinez will carry a 1-3 record into Tuesday's start against the Rays.
May 26 - 12:09 AM

Nick Martinez picked up his first victory of the 2017 season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to one unearned run on four hits over his five frames.

The right-hander walked one and struck out four on the night. With this strong effort added to his resume, he now sports a more respectable 4.33 ERA and 1.25 WHIP through 35 1/3 innings on the season. He still isn't a recommended streaming option for Thursday's matchup against the Red Sox in Boston.
May 19 - 11:22 PM

Nick Martinez allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the A's.

Martinez allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out only one. Martinez is capable of pitching well, but even when he does, it's usually without a high strikeout total, basically killing his fantasy appeal. He'll carry a 5.04 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into a contest against the Tigers in Detroit on Friday.
May 14 - 12:07 AM

Nick Martinez was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- in 5 1/3 innings by the Astros on Wednesday.

Martinez is going to have to make more starts for Texas with Cole Hamels getting added to the disabled list, but he doesn't need to be on fantasy rosters in the process.
May 4 - 12:14 AM

Nick Martinez will start Wednesday against the Astros.

Martinez has pitched well as a fill-in for A.J. Griffin (gout), allowing four runs over 13 innings to go along with a 10/1 K/BB ratio. Griffin is expected to make his return on Thursday, while Yu Darvish will get an extra day of rest and pitch on Friday.
May 1 - 3:31 PM

Nick Martinez allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.

All of the damage was via the long ball, as Martinez gave up a solo homer to Yunel Escobar in the first inning and a two-run shot to Mike Trout in the sixth. He struck out seven and walked none in the no-decision. The 26-year-old has pitched well filling in for A.J. Griffin (gout), allowing four runs in 13 innings with a 10/1 K/BB ratio over two starts. Griffin is expected to make his return next week.
Apr 29 - 12:25 AM

Nick Martinez limited the Royals to one run over seven innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday.

Martinez, making his first start of 2017, kept the Royals offense in check for most of the night, giving up just four hits -- all singles -- and walking one over his seven innings. The 26-year-old got the start in place of A.J. Griffin, and his performance guarantees he'll get another. That start will likely come next weekend against the Angels.
Apr 23 - 12:05 AM

Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll start for the Rangers on Saturday against the Royals in place of the injured A.J. Griffin. The 26-year-old right-hander posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.65 WHIP over 38 2/3 innings for the Rangers in 2016. He should not be considered as a streaming option.
Apr 21 - 11:10 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers had to make room for Andrew Cashner, who was activated from the disabled list on Saturday. Martinez was called up from Round Rock on Wednesday but didn't appear in any games. Expect Martinez to make many trips between Arlington and Round Rock this year.
Apr 15 - 5:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Austin Bibens-Dirkx
8Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Keone Kela
3Jose Leclerc
4Jason Grilli
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Jake Diekman