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Nick Martinez | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Free agent starter Nick Martinez signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with Nippon-Ham Fighters.
Martinez reportedly spurned multiple MLB offers to sign in Japan, although the $1.8 is likely more guaranteed money than he would have found over here. Martinez is still just 27 years old and could use a good year to try to re-establish value. He owns a career 4.77 ERA in four seasons in the majors. Jan 6 - 6:46 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears former Rangers starter Nick Martinez is in talks with the Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball league.

Heyman says the deal could be in the range of $1.8 million, presumably for one year. Martinez owns a career 4.77 ERA but has posted a 5.64 ERA as a starter and reliever the past two years. The 27-year-old was non-tendered by the Rangers earlier this winter.
Jan 6 - 5:58 PM

Rangers non-tendered RHP Nick Martinez.

Martinez owns an underwhelming 4.77 ERA over 68 starts and 20 relief appearances in the majors, averaging just 5.1 K/9. He underwent sports hernia surgery after the season, though he's expected to be healed in time for spring training. The 27-year-old was due to be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:52:00 PM

Nick Martinez recently underwent sports hernia surgery.

Martinez is expected to be ready for the beginning of spring training. The 27-year-old holds a career 4.77 ERA across four seasons with the Rangers while working as a swingman.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 02:09:00 PM

Nick Martinez was shelled for six runs on 10 hits over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

The American League West champions flexed their muscle in the eventual 12-2 rout at Globe Life Park. Martinez finishes the 2017 season with a rough 3-8 record, 5.66 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 67/28 K/BB ratio in 111 1/3 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Nick Martinez surrendered four runs -- three earned -- in six innings Friday in a loss to the A's.

Martinez was making just his second start in September after being bumped from the rotation at the end of August. The Rangers have lost each of his six starts in the second half of the season, and he's 3-7 with a 5.42 ERA for the year. It's possible he'll make one more start next week.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 01:20:00 AM

Nick Martinez is listed as the probable starter on Friday when Texas takes on the Angels.

He replaces A.J. Griffin in the rotation. Martinez last started on August 31 when he gave up two runs in five innings. For the year, he has a 3-6 record with a 5.40 ERA in 95 innings.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Nick Martinez allowed two runs in five innings Thursday in a loss to the Astros.

Martinez was at just 75 pitches when he was pulled, but the Rangers opted to take their chances with the pen rather than let Houston's lineup have a third look at Martinez's stuff. Martinez is 3-6 with a 5.17 ERA for the season.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Nick Martinez allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss to the A's on Friday.

Martinez was recalled to rejoin the rotation in place of Tyson Ross. The quality start was his sixth in 14 tries this year, but he still fell to 3-5 with a 5.26 ERA. There's just no upside here.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 12:54:00 AM

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

He will start Friday against the A's, as he's taking Tyson Ross' spot in the rotation. Martinez holds a 5.38 ERA over 16 appearances -- 13 starts -- for the Rangers this season and should be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:28:00 AM

Nick Martinez will be called up to start Friday's game against the Athletics.

Martinez was scratched from Thursday's start for Triple-A Round Rock and now we know the reason why. He's replacing Tyson Ross, who is moving to the bullpen. Martinez allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision when he faced the A's back on May 13.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 08:39:00 PM

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

Martinez holds a 5.38 ERA over 16 appearances -- 13 starts -- this season. Him being sent down would seem to indicate that Andrew Cashner (neck) will avoid the disabled list.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 09:52:00 AM

Nick Martinez was hit hard in Sunday's no-decision against the Twins, allowing five runs on five hits in just four innings of work.

Martinez walked two and struck out five on the afternoon. All of the damage against him was done via the long ball, with Max Kepler and Brian Dozier blasting two-run shots in the second inning and Eddie Rosario adding a solo shot in the third. Martinez now sports a 5.38 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season. He'll look for better results when he does battle against the Astros on Sunday.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 05:41:00 PM

Nick Martinez was lit up for seven runs over 5 1/3 frames in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Making a start in the rotation spot that Yu Darvish vacated, Martinez gave up eight hits and walks two while failing to record a single strikeout. Nelson Cruz took him deep. The Rangers don't have great options, so Martinez should get another opportunity. Fantasy owners should steer clear, though.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 12:38:00 AM

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

Martinez will slide into the rotation on Tuesday versus the Mariners in place of Yu Darvish. He holds a 4.56 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 11 starts and three relief appearances this season for Texas.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 06:30:00 PM

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