SP,RP - FA
Nick Martinez allowed six hits and five runs while walking two and striking out three over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday night against Tampa Bay in Arlington. Three of the hits allowed by Martinez were home runs, accounting for four of the runs he allowed. The Rangers' bullpen shut the Rays out the rest of the way and Texas emerged as the victor by a score of 9-5, thereby giving Martinez a no-decision. He will pitch again on Tuesday against Jacob deGrom and the Mets in Arlington.
With Tyson Ross set to return and A.J. Griffin out for a short period, Martinez may find his shelf life in the rotation a short one. He has failed to impress thus far, with a 5.87 FIP and a 5.24 ERA, so he might be headed to the bullpen soon.
Nick Martinez allowed four hits and one run (unearned) while walking one and striking out four over five innings Friday en route to earning his first win of the season, a 5-3 Ranger' victory over the Tigers. With the win, Martinez' record on the year is now 1-2. He will pitch again Thursday against the Red Sox in Boston.
Martinez has done a fairly good job since being pressed into service due to the team's injury situation. Still, with a K/9 of 4.84 and an FIP of 5.22, he's a pass on the fantasy radar for now.
Nick Martinez allowed seven hits and three runs (all earned) while walking one and striking out one over six innings Saturday night against the Athletics in Arlington. Martinez earned the quality start and the Ranger's went on to win the game, 6-5. He will pitch again on Friday, against Daniel Norris and the Tigers, in Detroit.
Martinez is capable of pitching really well but his stats, like a low K/9, makes him avoidable in most fantasy formats.
Nick Martinez was called upon to fill in for A.J. Griffin and pitched an excellent game over seven innings Saturday. He allowed four hits and one run (earned) while walking one and striking out three. Although Martinez did not factor into the decision, he did earn a quality start. Texas went on to win the game, 2-1. We may see Martinez again on Friday if Griffin remains on the DL more than 10 days.
Martinez is someone whom Texas will use in case of injuries or anything that requires a spot start. He doesn't carry any fantasy value at this time.
Nick Martinez, auditioning for one-of-two spots in the Rangers' starting rotation to begin the year, was hammered by the Indians Wednesday afternoon. Over 2 2/3 innings, he allowed 9 hits and seven runs (all earned) while walking one and striking out two. He now carries a bloated 23.63 ERA this spring.
With Tyson Ross on the shelf until May and Andrew Cashner behind in preparation, the Rangers are getting desperate for two pitchers to step up and contribute. It hasn't looked very promising thus far but the jury is still out.