SS - BAL - IL60
Richie Martin will have wrist surgery on Wednesday and will be out for the year, per manager Brandon Hyde.
Martin is a top-20 prospect in the Orioles' system, but his development will be significantly delayed after this extended layoff and subsequent surgery. Andrew Velazquez will likely back up Jose Iglesias at shortstop.
Richie Martin was diagnosed with a broken wrist over the weekend, per manager Brandon Hyde. He will begin the season on the injured list.
Martin does not have a timetable for his return. At best, he was slated to be the backup to Jose Iglesias at shortstop. A top-20 prospect in the Orioles' system, Martin posted a paltry 50 wRC+ in the majors in just over 300 plate appearances.
Richie Martin started at shortstop in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Phillies, but struck out in both of his at-bats.
Martin is competing with Andrew Velasquez to be Jose Iglesias's backup, but he likely won't see meaningful big-league at-bats this year. He could be a source of plug-and-play steals if he were to get time, however.
Richie Martin went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.
Martin who is more known for his glove than his bat struggled this season hitting just .204 over 119 games. The 24-year-old infielder has scored 28 runs and stolen 10 bases on the year.
Richie Martin went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run home run on Saturday, helping to lead the Orioles to a 4-1 victory over the Astros in Houston.
Martin has hit two home runs this past week but is not fantasy relevant. The 24-year-old infielder is hitting .178 with a .240 on-base percentage with three long balls and seven RBI on the year.