Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin was hitting .245 on May 1, with a home run, and no steals in 49 at-bats over the team's first 27 games. Martin has hit .325 with five steals and a home run in 40 at-bats in the ensuing 17 games.
Martin's main drawback earlier in the season was his timeshare with Craig Gentry in center field. But Martin has started seven of the last eight games for the Rangers,...
Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin stole two bases Thursday night as part of a 2-for-4 game, giving him three steals in his last two games after failing to steal a base in his first 33 games.
Martin was also caught stealing for the second time this season Thursday. He has hit .268/.326/.390 in 89 plate appearances and appears to be warming up on the basepaths.