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Nick Martinez | Relief Pitcher | #22

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Fordham
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 18 (0) / TEX
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Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.
Cesar Ramos will take his place on the active roster. Martinez was called up earlier this month and allowed one run on one hit and two walks over one-third of an inning in his lone appearance. He should be back again before long. Apr 25 - 4:39 PM

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

He's switching places with Andrew Faulkner. Martinez was working as a starter in Round Rock but there's no room for him in the Rangers' rotation. The right-hander owns a 0.57 ERA in eight career relief appearances.
Apr 16 - 4:18 PM

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

This means that A.J. Griffin will get the fifth starter job, as expected. Martinez posted an 8.59 ERA this spring, so he didn't do much to sway the Rangers.
Mar 29 - 1:01 PM

Nick Martinez failed to further his cause for a rotation spot Friday, giving up four runs -- three earned -- in three innings against the Rockies.

Martinez, who walked two and struck out none today, is sporting an 8.59 ERA. The door was open for him to be Yu Darvish's replacement, but now he seems Triple-A bound.
Mar 27 - 1:15 AM

Nick Martinez was knocked around for seven runs over two innings of work in Thursday’s Cactus League start against the split-squad White Sox.

He allowed seven hits and a walk. Five runs scored in the first inning, the big blow of which was a three-run homer from Jerry Sands. Martinez made 21 starts and three relief appearances with the Rangers last season while posting a serviceable 3.96 ERA. However, he averaged just 5.5 K/9 while walking 46 batters and hitting 13 batters in 125 innings. He’s slated to serve as organizational rotation depth in 2016.
Mar 10 - 5:45 PM

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

Martinez has a rough 4.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 73/44 K/BB ratio in 121 innings (21 starts) this season for the Rangers. The right-hander will pitch out the bullpen.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 02:50:00 PM

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

Martinez was only up for a day and didn't make an appearance. He'll rejoin Round Rock's rotation.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 04:11:00 PM

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

Martinez has a rough 4.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 73/44 K/BB ratio in 121 innings this year for Texas. He will pitch in relief in his return to the Rangers' active roster.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:46:00 AM

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

The move clears a roster spot for Chi Chi Gonzalez, who will start in place of Cole Hamels (groin) on Thursday afternoon against the Twins. Martinez was lit up for seven runs (four earned) over 3 2/3 innings on Wednesday.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Nick Martinez suffered a loss on Wednesday after surrendering seven runs (four earned) in 3 2/3 innings to the Twins.

Martinez gave up three home runs: a solo shot to Aaron Hicks in the first inning, a two-run jack to Miguel Sano in the third, and a three-run homer to Sano in the fourth. Shortstop Elvis Andrus committed an error in the fourth which helped prolong the inning ahead of Sano's blast. Overall, Martinez yielded 11 hits, walked none, and struck out four. The young right-hander has a 4.09 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a 73/44 K/BB ratio over 121 innings. He'll try to rebound next week in a home start against the Mariners.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Nick Martinez allowed just one run and one hit over five innings to pick up the win against the Astros on Wednesday.

The quick hook seemed like a good idea; Martinez threw 86 pitches in five and might have had another inning in him, but the Rangers were better off going to the pen, even if it didn't work out in the sixth (two-thirds of the three-run lead was given away before things calmed down). Martinez is now 7-6 with a 3.91 ERA, but that's mostly residue of his hot start. He's not recommended now.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 12:40:00 AM

Nick Martinez allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's 6-3 win over the Giants.

Martinez allowed runs in the first and second, but managed to hold the Giants off the board the rest of the way. He struck out four and walked a pair en route to his first win since way back on June 9. The 24-year-old has faded since a hot start to the season and now owns a 4.01 ERA and 68/41 K/BB ratio over 112 1/3 innings. Derek Holland (shoulder) could take Martinez's rotation spot before long, but he lines up for a start against the Astros next week at home.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:53:00 AM

Nick Martinez struggled in Sunday's loss to the Angels, yielding four runs on six hits over five-plus innings.

Two of the six hits Martinez allowed left the ballpark, as Mike Trout launched a solo shot off the pitcher in the first inning and C.J. Cron touched him up for another solo homer in the fourth. He was pulled after walking Conner Gillaspie to open the sixth inning. The walk was one of three he issued on the day, to go against five strikeouts. The 24-year-old right-hander's made two starts since being recalled from Triple-A on July 20 and has allowed 11 runs in nine innings during this second crack at the rotation. That his ERA still sits at 3.99 is a testament to how well he was pitching when the team first called him up. At 47-50, the Rangers should be motivated to find another starter at the trade deadline unless they've completely given up on the season.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 07:11:00 PM

Nick Martinez surrendered seven runs in four innings but lucked into a no-decision as the Rangers came back and ultimately lost in walk-off fashion to the Rockies on Monday.

The Rockies plated three runs in the first inning and four in the second, capped off by a two-run Troy Tulowitzki home run. Martinez gave up seven hits and walked two while striking out two in the outing. The young right-hander has been demolished in three of his last seven starts, sending his ERA up to 3.92 with a 1.41 WHIP and a 59/36 K/BB ratio over 101 innings. Martinez has a date in Los Angeles with the Angels next.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 12:31:00 AM

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

Martinez will start on Monday against the Rockies. The righty was sent down earlier this month after seeing his ERA balloon from 2.76 to 3.43. He should remain in the rotation for a while if he performs, but we're not terribly optimistic.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Chris Gimenez
4Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Ryan Rua
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ian Desmond
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Delino DeShields
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Nomar Mazara
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers