(6/19/2009) To make room for newly acquired LHP Arturo Lopez on the 40-man roster, the Mets transferred infielder Ramon E. Martinez (broken left pinky) to the 60-day disabled list.
Mets' Martinez needs finger surgery
(6/3/2009) The New York Mets called up outfielder Emil Brown and placed infielder Ramon E. Martinez on the 15-day DL with a fractured left pinkie finger that requires surgery and will have him out 6-to-8 weeks.
Martinez headed for disabled list
(6/2/2009) New York INF Ramon E. Martinez left Tuesday's game against the Pirates in the fifth with a dislocated left pinky finger. He was replaced at shortstop by Wilson Valdez. Mets manager Jerry Manuel indicated Martinez would be placed on the disabled list Wednesday.
Martinez playing with tight back
(5/25/2009) Mets infielder Ramon E. Martinez started at shortstop despite having a tight lower back Monday against the Nationals. He went 0-for-3 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly and a strikeout.
Cora placed on DL; Martinez up
(5/18/2009) Mets reserve infielder Alex Cora was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his right thumb. Ramon Martinez was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to play shortstop in place of Jose Reyes, who missed his fifth straight start with stiffness in his right calf. "The doctor said give Reyes one more day," manager Jerry Manuel said.
Martinez could be called up soon
(5/16/2009) The New York Daily News reports that Carlos Delgado will be put on the disabled list Saturday and he may require surgery on his ailing right hip. The move would be retroactive to his last appearance on May 10. The Mets have no plans to promote 20-year-old prospect Fernando Martinez to replace Delgado on the roster. Outfielder Angel Pagan, who has been rehabbing from right elbow surgery, might be an option. More likely, an infielder such as Mike Lamb or Ramon Martinez would be promoted.
(9/27/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that 2B Ramon Martinez, a journeyman infielder and September call-up, started for the second straight game Friday with the Mets dissatisfied with alternatives Luis Castillo and Argenis Reyes. Damion Easley pronounced his strained right quadriceps muscle 80-85 percent and playable, but interim manager Jerry Manuel balked at starting him.
Mets adding some bench depth
(8/31/2008) Eight other players will join the Mets on Monday when the active roster can be expanded to 40 players. They include pitching prospect Robert Parnell, three relievers and infielder-outfielder Marlon Anderson, who will be activated after spending a month on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. The NL East-leading Mets also will bolster their shaky bullpen. Joining them Monday will be recently acquired right-hander Al Reyes from Double-A Binghamton and two pitchers from New Orleans -- right-hander Carlos Muniz and left-hander Ricardo Rincon. Also joining the Mets from New Orleans will be right-hander Parnell, infielder Ramon E. Martinez, catcher Gustavo Molina and infielder Argenis Reyes.
Mets give R-Mart minor deal
(8/3/2008) The Mets signed infielder Ramon E. Martinez to a minor league contract Saturday.
(1/29/2008) Free-agent infielder Ramon Martinez signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday and was invited to spring training as a non-roster player. Martinez hit .194 in 129 at-bats with the Dodgers last season, getting 25 hits, including four doubles, and driving in 27 runs.
Ramon Martinez files for free agency
(11/7/2007) Dodgers free-agent filings include: outfielder Luis Gonzalez, catcher Mike Lieberthal, utility man Ramon Martinez, reliever Rudy Seanez, pinch hitter Mark Sweeney and starting pitcher David Wells.
Ramon Martinez gets GW RBI
(8/28/2007) INF Ramon Martinez drove in the winning run in Monday's victory over the Nationals, giving him an RBI in six consecutive games.
2B Martinez drives in three
(8/20/2007) Ramon Martinez's two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning on Sunday lifted the Dodgers past the Rockies. Martinez finished with three RBI on the day. "This guy, he's certainly capable of that, and that's why we have so much confidence in him," Dodgers manager Grady Little said.
Ramon Martinez comes off DL
(7/9/2007) INF Ramon Martinez was activated from the 15-day disabled list and RHP D.J. Houlton was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Martinez starts Triple-A rehab
(7/3/2007) Dodgers utility man Ramon Martinez began his rehab assignment in Triple-A on Monday, going 1-for-2 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
Ramon Martinez close to return
(6/30/2007) INF Ramon Martinez, on the 15-day DL because of a back injury, is close to beginning a rehab assignment, manager Grady Little said.
UTL Martinez to get rehab soon
(6/26/2007) 2B Ramon Martinez could be close to starting a rehab assignment. Martinez, out since June 4 with a back injury, has been swinging a bat and taking ground balls.
(6/19/2007) Dodgers manager Grady Little said infielder Ramon Martinez (sore back) is close to resuming workouts and might re-join the team in Arizona next week.
Ramon Martinez goes on DL
(6/9/2007) OF Matt Kemp was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and Ramon Martinez was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, because of a sore lower back.
Martinez gets another rare start
(4/26/2007) Ramon Martinez made his ninth start of the season and fourth at 3B Wednesday.
Ramon E. Martinez, Lieberthal start
(4/19/2007) Dodgers INF Jeff Kent and C Russell Martin got the night off at Colorado Wednesday.
Martinez starts at SS for Dodgers
(4/2/2007) With Rafael Furcal (ankle) on the DL, SS Ramon Martinez made the opening-day start. Wilson Valdez is also in the mixed for SS starts with Furcal down.
Martinez to fill in for Furcal
(4/1/2007) According to MLB.com, the Dodgers have inserted SS Ramon Martinez into the starting lineup for Monday's opening day game against the Brewers in place of injured SS Rafael Furcal. Martinez will bat eighth in the lineup.
2B Martinez tweaks ankle Wednesday
(3/28/2007) Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Ramon Martinez and center fielder Juan Pierre seemed to avoid serious injuries Wednesday. Martinez hurt his right ankle in the first inning of the 3-3 tie against the Detroit during a defensive play, and Pierre fouled a ball off his right leg. "Very, very, very minor," Dodgers manager Grady Little said. "(Martinez) just turned his ankle when he was coming across the base. He could've kept going. The same with Pierre. Both of those guys can play tomorrow night. That makes today a good day."
Furcal carted off field Thursday
(3/22/2007) Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal injured his left ankle Thursday in the first inning of an exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles and was taken to a hospital for X-rays. Furcal and Jason Repko both went for the ball, and after Repko dove for it, Furcal made the catch, leaping over the center fielder. But he landed awkwardly, and immediately grabbed his ankle.
Martinez to backup Kent at 2B
(2/7/2007) Should Dodgers 2B Jeff Kent somehow make his way back onto the disabled list, the Dodgers don't have much in terms of a replacement. Ramon Martinez is one step behind Kent on the team's depth chart but trails the veteran second baseman by a large margin when it comes to production. Martinez hit .278 last season, primarily off the bench, and knocked in 24 runs in 82 games.
Martinez re-signs with Dodgers
(11/8/2006) Reserve infielder Ramon Martinez re-signed with the Dodgers on Tuesday, passing up a chance to test the free-agent market. Martinez, who had filed for free agency, agreed to a one-year contract with a club option for a second year. "Ramon was a very valuable and versatile player for us this season," GM Ned Colletti said. "He can fill several roles for the club and is a strong presence off the bench and in the clubhouse." Martinez has played nine seasons in the major leagues, hitting .270 with 29 homers and 208 RBI.
R-Mart, Widger, E.Y. file as FA
(10/30/2006) The following low-end reserve hitters have filed for free agency through Sunday: UTL Ramon Martinez, C Chris Widger and ex-Ranger 2B/OF Eric Young. A total of 89 players have filed since the World Series from a potential free-agent class of about 200. Players can file through Nov. 11, and free agents can talk money with all teams beginning the following day.
R-Mart hits walkoff winner
(8/30/2006) Ryan Franklin (5-7), the eighth Cincinnati pitcher, made only one pitch Tuesday night -- which Ramon Martinez drove over the fence in left-center for his second homer of the season. "I wasn't trying to end it. I just wanted to get on base," Martinez said. "I'm not a home run hitter, so I don't even know what was going through my mind when I hit it. I was just running the bases. It was a long game, but we battled through it."
Martinez gets first OF game
(8/6/2006) Ramon Martinez led off the seventh Sunday with an infield single and advanced on a passed ball. He later came around to score. He started in RF, his first appearance in the outfield since 2002.
Martinez gets rare start at 2B
(7/5/2006) Dodgers 2B Jeff Kent was a late scratch because of a sore left oblique muscle Tuesday night. Ramon Martinez started in his place and went 0-for-3.
Ramon E. Martinez has hit streak
(6/23/2006) Ramon Martinez might not be starting regularly for the Dodgers, but he does have a hit in each of his past six games, including three RBI.
Ramon Martinez back in action
(6/4/2006) Ramon Martinez (foot) returned to action on Sunday and went 1-for-3.
Ramon Martinez late scratch
(6/1/2006) Ramon Martinez was a late scratch from the starting lineup Thursday. He fouled a ball off his left ankle a night earlier in Atlanta. He was replaced by Olmedo Saenz.
Martinez could get more at-bats
(6/1/2006) Infielder Jeff Kent went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a sprained left wrist, becoming the latest in a series of Los Angeles Dodgers who have been hurt. Kent's stint is retroactive to May 28. Kent missed his fifth straight game Thursday, when the Dodgers opened a seven-game homestand against Philadelphia.
R. Martinez fouls ball off foot
(6/1/2006) Dodgers 2B Ramon Martinez left Wednesday's game at Atlanta after fouling a ball off his left foot in the second inning. The X-rays were negative.
Ramon Martinez starts again
(5/31/2006) Second baseman Jeff Kent (sprained left wrist) was held out of Tuesday night's starting lineup after missing two games. Ramon Martinez again was the fill-in starter at second base Tuesday night, and manager Grady Little said he hoped Kent would return Wednesday.
Martinez ready when needed
(5/30/2006) Manager Grady Little said he wasn't sure 2B Jeff Kent would be ready to play Tuesday. Kent missed his second straight game Monday with a sprained left wrist. Ramon Martinez filled in with a three-run homer and a career-high five RBIs. "Ramon is a professional baseball player and he's a perfect man for that position," Little said of the utility role. "He's always ready."
Ramon Martinez starts Monday
(5/29/2006) Drew (shoulder) was able to start at Atlanta Monday after missing two games this weekend. Jeff Kent, however, was not in the starting lineup, as he is recovering from a sprained left wrist.
Martinez starts in Furcal's place
(4/8/2006) Rafael Furcal was a last-minute scratch from Friday's starting lineup because of a contusion in his right shin. Furcal suffered the injury during Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves when he was kicked in the shin on a play at second base. Furcal stayed in the game that night, but he was limping noticeably during pregame warmups Friday and will be re-evaluated day-to-day. Ramon Martinez went 1-for-4 in Furcal's absence.
Dodgers bring up Ramon Martinez
(4/4/2006) The Dodgers purchased the contract of Ramon Martinez from Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday.
Ramon Martinez could go elsewhere
(3/23/2006) The Dodgers have until March 29 to decide what to do with INF Ramon Martinez. A non-roster invitee this spring, Martinez's contract includes a provision that would allow him to look elsewhere for a major league spot if he is not guaranteed a spot on the Dodgers' big-league roster by that date. Martinez and Oscar Robles are competing for spots as utility men on the Dodgers.
(1/31/2006) Infielder Ramon Martinez agreed to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, who invited him to spring training Tuesday as a non-roster player. The 33-year-old Martinez hit .286 in limited duty with the Phillies last season. He had one homer -- a grand slam in a 12-4 victory over Atlanta on Sept. 14 -- and nine RBI.
Report: Dodgers add Ramon Martinez
(1/31/2006) The Denver Post reports the Rockies lost out on adding Ramon Martinez because he chose the Dodgers. Nothing official is out on it yet.
Tigers deal UTL Martinez to Phils
(6/8/2005) Ugueth Urbina and infielder Ramon Martinez were traded Wednesday for infielder Placido Polanco. "Urbina is a quality relief pitcher who gives us depth on a key part of our club," GM Ed Wade told MLB.com. "He's pitched on a championship team and can pitch effectively in tight situations. Adding him to the back end of the bullpen with Rheal Cormier, Ryan Madson and Billy Wagner gives us one more strong piece at the end of games. Martinez is a player who we have liked since his days in San Francisco. He should be able to move in and help our infield depth. We hated to trade 'Polly.' He is a professional, winning player and a tremendous person. He will be missed in our clubhouse. But we knew that there was a lot of interest in Urbina and we had to pay a steep price to get him."
Ramon Martinez gets three hits
(5/25/2005) Martinez went 3-for-4 but committed an error in Tuesday's game against the Yankees. He started at second base and hit in the No. 2 hole.
Ramon Martinez returns to Detroit
(4/30/2005) Martinez (sprained left thumb) was called up by Detroit Friday.
Tigers activate Ramon Martinez
(4/29/2005) The Tigers activated Martinez (sprained left thumb) from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday.
Martinez goes 6-for-6 in rehab
(4/28/2005) INF Ramon Martinez, sidelined since April 9 with a sprained left thumb, went 6-for-6 in his first game for Triple-A Toledo on a rehab assignment Tuesday. The earliest Martinez could be activated would be Friday.
Martinez in Triple-A rehab stint
(4/27/2005) INF Ramon Martinez, sidelined since April 9 with a sprained left thumb, joined Triple-A Toledo on a rehabilitation assignment Tuesday.
Tigers' Martinez out awhile
(4/13/2005) Five players are on the Tigers' disabled list, and manager Alan Trammell said none of them are close to coming off. INF Ramon Martinez (sprained left thumb) was the most recent addition on Saturday.
Ramon Martinez lands on DL
(4/9/2005) The Tigers placed Martinez (thumb) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
Ramon Martinez suffers wrist injury
(4/8/2005) Ramon Martinez left Friday's game against the Indians in the fifth inning with a left wrist injury.
Cubs place Ramon Martinez on DL
(9/29/2004) Martinez (strained left groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. The move is retroactive to Sept. 16.
Ramon Martinez continues to sit
(9/22/2004) Ramon Martinez (groin) remained out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.
Ramon Martinez misses two
(9/20/2004) Martinez (groin) did not play in either game of the doubleheader against the Marlins on Monday.
Ramon Martinez out
(9/19/2004) Ramon Martinez (groin) was out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds
Ramon Martinez sidelined
(9/18/2004) Martinez (groin) was out of action Friday and Saturday against Cincinnati.
Ramon Martinez unable to go
(9/17/2004) Martinez (groin) was out of the lineup at Cincinnati Thursday.
Ramon Martinez injures groin
(9/16/2004) Martinez left Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh in the sixth inning with a strained groin.
Cubs' Martinez back in lineup
(7/15/2004) Ramon Martinez (ankle) returned to the starting lineup Thursday against Milwaukee. He missed Sunday's game because of injury.
Ramon Martinez is day to day
(7/11/2004) Martinez, who left Saturday's game at St. Louis, is day to day with a sprained left ankle.
Ramon Martinez hurt
(7/10/2004) Martinez was forced to leave Saturday's game against St. Louis because of a leg injury.
Ramon Martinez gets start at third
(7/3/2004) Martinez went 1-for-2 in place of Aramis Ramirez (groin) against the White Sox Saturday. Rey Ordonez started at shortstop.
Ramon Martinez back in action
(3/20/2004) Martinez (back) was able to play against the White Sox Friday.
Cubs scratch Ramon Martinez
(3/15/2004) Martinez was scratched from Sunday's game due to a lower back strain.
Ramon E. Martinez signs with Cubs
(12/20/2003) The Cubs agreed to a one-year contract with Martinez Friday.
(8/4/2003) Martinez will start at second base while Mark Grudzielanek (hand) is on the 15-day disabled list.
Cubs cautious with Ramon Martinez
(7/22/2003) The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs are trying to ensure Martinez, who has been playing with a hamstring problem since before the All-Star break, doesn't turn it into a full-blown injury. "We don't want him to pull that hamstring," manager Dusty Baker said. "I know Ramon from before [when they were both with San Francisco], and he has had troubles with that hamstring before. We certainly don't want to lose Ramon."
Ramon Martinez returns to action
(3/12/2003) Ramon E. Martinez (flu) was back in the lineup on Monday. He was 0-for-2.
Ramon E. Martinez has flu
(3/7/2003) Martinez (flu) was bitten by the flu bug which has affected various Cubs players, including Sammy Sosa. He is considered day to day.
(1/2/2003) The Chicago Cubs signed Martinez to a one-year contract on Thursday. He will serve as a utility infielder in 2003, and won't have much Fantasy value unless he can get a fair share of Mark Bellhorn's at-bats at third base.
(6/17/2002) Martinez was activated from the 15-day disabled list. He will back up Rich Aurilia at shortstop and has no Fantasy value at this time.
(6/5/2002) Martinez (concussion) is on the 15-day DL. Rich Aurilia was activated from the DL on Tuesday, and will resume playing shortstop for San Francisco.
(6/3/2002) Martinez was out of the starting lineup Sunday after suffering a concussion in Friday's game. He planned to make the trip to San Diego for the team's upcoming series against the Padres, but it unclear when he will return to action. As a result, starting Martinez during this period is a gamble.
(6/1/2002) Martinez was carted off the field during the ninth inning of Fridays game after he was hit in the face by a tipped throw from first baseman J.T. Snow. Martinez had a mild concussion and spent the night at a hospital after being X-rayed, the team said. It is not known when Martinez will be able to return. Consider reserving him for the upcoming week. Pedro Feliz will likely replace him in the starting lineup.
(5/29/2002) Martinez started Tuesday's game and was hitless in four at-bats. His status was in doubt after getting hit by a pitch in Monday's contest.
(5/28/2002) Martinez was hit on his left arm by a pitch Monday. The Mercury News reports that Martinez iced the injury after the game and expects to play Tuesday.
(5/21/2002) With Rich Aurilla on the 15-day disabled list, Martinez will see more playing time in San Francisco's infield. He is worth picking up in NL-only leagues if you need help at shortstop or the middle infield position.
(10/1/2001) Martinez has recovered from his elbow injury. He started at third base over the weekend and batted 1-for-4 Sunday.
(9/26/2001) Martinez was hit in the right elbow by a pitch during Tuesday's game in Los Angeles and left the game in the sixth inning. He is day to day.
(7/25/2001) Martinez left Tuesday's game in the fifth because of an illness. Pedro Feliz replaced him at third base and will fill-in on Wednesday if Martinez is unable to play. Martinez will be evaluated on a daily basis.
(7/7/2001) Giants infielder Martinez left Friday's game after he was hit by a pitch from Milwaukee reliever Chad Fox in the sixth inning. Martinez sustained a contusion to his left elbow and was listed as day-to-day. Trainer Stan Conte said it was unlikely he'd play on Saturday. After Martinez left, Kent moved from first base to second, and Felipe Crespo came in to play first.
(8/11/1999) Giants second baseman Ramon Martinez left Wednesday's game in the seventh inning with tightness in his right hamstring. There is no word yet onthe severity of the injury.
(7/21/1999) The San Francisco Giants optioned infielder Ramon Martinez to Triple-A Fresno of the Pacific Coast League when Charlie Hayes was activated off the DL. Martinez hit .255 in 29 games for the Giants.
(1/10/1999) Martinez is a contact hitter who will provide middle infield depth. Don't expect much from him this season.