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2 Leonys Martin CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/190 | Birthdate: 3/6/1988 | Birthplace: Villa Clara, Cuba | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 60/44 | Average Draft Position: 208.30
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Leonys Martin goes deep again in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin has tapped into some rare power recently, as he homered for the second time in three days Tuesday against the Astros.

Martin went 2 for 3 with a pair of extra-base hits Tuesday, including his fifth home run of the season in the second inning. He added a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to finish the game with two RBI and one run scored.

Martin is hitting .274/.333/.391 in 281 at-bats, while ranking fifth in the American League with 17 stolen bases. 


Leonys Martin scores thrice in defeat of Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin got quite familiar with home plate Thursday in Minnesota - and not just as a batter. He crossed it three times in the victory.

Martin walked in the second inning, then doubled in the sixth and eighth. He scored after each to give him two three-run performances in the last six games. His two doubles doubled his output for the season.


Poor track record against lefties has Leonys Martin out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) It was not a neck problem that motivated Ron Washington to bench center fielder Leonys Martin on Thursday against Tigers left-hander Robbie Ray. It was a lack of production against lefties that caused him to be replaced at that position and in the leadoff spot by Daniel Robertson, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Martin is batting just .234 with a .280 on-base percentage against southpaws this season and is 2 for 20 against them on the road. He owns a .183 batting average against all pitchers on the road in 2014.

"I'm just trying to put together the best lineup I have with the roster I have," Washington said.

Martin has 29 hits in 95 at-bats against right-handed pitching this season.


Leonys Martin remains absent from lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin is still sidelined with a neck problem. He is not in the lineup for the Thursday game in Detroit.

Martin has not played since Monday.


Leonys Martin out again Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin was anticipating inclusion in the Wednesday lineup against the Mariners, but is out again. He has been dealing with an ailing neck that prevented him from playing Tuesday.

Martin has been solid this season with a stat line of .282/.333/.359 with nine stolen bases.


Leonys Martin expects to play Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a stiff neck, but he expects to be back in the lineup Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

"I don’t want this to be more than one game," Martin said Tuesday.

Martin slept wrong on the neck, and the issue flared up in the batting cages Tuesday. He has hit .282/.333/.359 with two home runs, 14 RBI and nine stolen bases in 142 at-bats.


Leonys Martin scratched with stiff neck


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners due to a stiff neck, the team announced. Martin is hitting .282 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 142 at-bats.

Leonys Martin gets a chance to bat second Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin hit second for the first time this season Tuesday against the Rockies. It's been three games since the Rangers moved shortstop Elvis Andrus to bottom of the order to help him emerge from an offensive slump.

Martin, who is batting .317 with one home run, seven RBI, 11 runs and six stolen bases in his last 17 games, is 0 for 8 in three career games batting second.


Leonys Martin keeps hot streak going Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin continued his hot streak at the plate Friday against the White Sox.

After striking out in his first at-bat, Martin clubbed a triple his next time at the plate. He followed that up with a solo home run, and a single. Martin came to the plate in the eighth a double short of the cycle, but struck out in his final at-bat.

He finished 3 for 5, with two runs scored and four RBI. Martin has collected six hits over his past three games. 


Leonys Martin delivers walkoff hit in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin played a key role in his team's 3-2 win over the Mariners Wednesday, going 2 for 4 with a triple, one run and one RBI.

Martin's triple came against Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning and was enough to chase the Seattle ace from the game after his nearly flawless performance. The center fielder would score on a sacrifice fly by the next batter. He then came up with the bases loaded and his team down one with two outs in the ninth inning before a wild pitch scored the tying run, and Martin's single to left field ended the game. He has hit .277/.346/.319 with two stolen bases in 47 at-bats this season.


Leonys Martin reaches base three times Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin went 2 for 4 with an intentional base on balls in his team's 1-0 win over the Astros Friday.

Martin managed to avoid striking out for the first time in six games in the win, and he was able to record his first multihit performance since April 2. He's hit .273/.351/.273 with two stolen bases in 33 at-bats out of the bottom third of the Rangers lineup.


Leonys Martin drives in two Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin drove in two runs Wednesday.

Martin came on late in the game, singling in his last two at-bats. Both hits managed to drive in one run, giving him two RBI on the day. Martin has gotten off to a nice start, collecting five hits in three games thus far. 


Leonys Martin productive at bottom of Rangers' lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Outfielder Leonys Martin is making plenty of noise early in the season at the bottom of the Rangers' lineup. Through two games, Martin is batting .429 (3 for 7) wih one run, two walks, two RBI and one stolen base.

Leonys Martin returns with hitless performance Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) After being sidelined with back tightness over the weekend, Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin went 0 for 2 in his team's 6-5 loss to the Rangers Monday.

Martin is now 0 for 4 with one strikeout in his two appearances this spring. He hit .260/.313/.385 with eight home runs, 49 RBI and 36 stolen bases in 457 at-bats last season.


Leonys Martin out with back issues


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin didn't play in Friday's Cactus League game due to tightness in his back, MLB.com reports.

Martin is projected to bat ninth and play center field for the Rangers this season. He hit .260/.313/.385 with eight home runs, 49 RBI and 36 stolen bases in 457 at-bats last season.


Rangers manager projects 2014 lineup/batting order


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington provided his projected lineup/batting order for the 2014 season, according to ESPN.

Washington has penciled left fielder Shin-Soo Choo into the leadoff spot. He will be followed by shortstop Elvis Andrus, first baseman Prince Fielder, third baseman Adrian Beltre, right fielder Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, catcher Geovany Soto, second baseman Jurickson Profar and center fielder Leonys Martin.


Leonys Martin still learning 'how to push himself' amid struggles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin appeared in only 15 games for Licey in the Dominican Winter League because he told the club he needed to return to Miami for extensive dental work in December, according to The Dallas Morning News.

ESPN analyst and Licey general manager Manny Acta was disappointed Martin left the team after only 15 games because he could have benefited from more at-bats after hitting just .170 in 53 at-bats. It was the sixth-lowest average among the 87 players who had at least 50 regular-season at-bats in the Dominican.

"He’s very talented and played great defense all around," Acta said. "It was too bad he had to stop playing. He could have used more at-bats against left-handers."

Rangers manager Ron Washington said he's not concerned about Martin's poor offensive showing.

"He might have been tired," Washington said. "He’s a young kid who hasn’t learned how to push himself when things aren’t going good. He hasn’t learned how to grind. He’s learning, but he’s not there yet."


Leonys Martin to move to leadoff spot


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/25/2013) FOXSports.com reports that Rangers manager Ron Washington intends to use center fielder Leonys Martin as his leadoff hitter next season. Martin led off for the Rangers 31 times during the 2013 season, but he was used most frequently in the ninth spot in the lineup.

Ian Kinsler had been the Rangers' primary leadoff hitter, but he was traded to the Tigers last week for first baseman Prince Fielder.

In his first full season with the Rangers, Martin hit .260 with eight home runs, 49 RBI, 66 runs scored and 36 stolen bases.


Leonys Martin's big hit proves decisive


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2013) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin came up with a big game-winning hit Wednesday, in a 7-3 win over the Astros.

Martin drove in three runs with a bases clearing double in the fourth inning, pulling the Rangers out of an early hole. Martin went 1 for 4 in the game with his three RBI, while scoring once and striking out twice.

With just four games remaining in the season, Martin is putting the finishing touches on a pretty solid first full season. He is hitting .260/.313/.386, with eight home runs, 47 RBI and 34 stolen bases in 443 at-bats. 


Leonys Martin homers, drives in four runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Rangers leadoff hitter and outfielder Leonys Martin had a monster afternoon in Seattle Wednesday. With the Rangers scoring 10 times by the fourth inning, Martin had registered four of those runs driven in.

Martin was retired to lead off the game, but homered in the second inning for a three-run blast off Felix Hernandez. He went deep to left for his seventh HR of the season. Martin added an RBI single to right in the fourth inning for his fourth RBI. He finished the game going 2 for 6 with two runs scored and is batting .269.

The 25-year-old, who just returned from an ankle injury in Tuesday's game, entered Wednesday having gone just 1 for 19 in his previous five contests. He was 5 for 34 (.147) over his previous 10 with no extra-base hits and just four RBI. He certainly busted out of that slump Wednesday for Texas.

Leonys Martin stays cold in return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin was back in the leadoff spot Tuesday night in Seattle. He returned from an ankle injury to go 0 for 5 with two strikeouts in the extra-inning game.

Martin is batting .268 on the season for Texas but has gone just 1 for 19 since a three-hit game on AUg. 19 against Houston.

Leonys Martin back atop order


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin returned to action Tuesday at Seattle. Martin had been out since exiting Saturday's game with an ankle injury. 

Martin, who returned to the top of the order for the Rangers, is batting .271 on the year. He entered Tuesday's game having gone just 5 for 29 (.172) over his last nine contests. 


Leonys Martin missing from lineup


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin (ankle) has yet to return to the starting lineup as of Monday, MLB.com reports. X-rays came back negative and Martin is day to day. 

Martin is batting .271 on the year for Texas. That said, he's gone just 5 for 29 (.172) over his last nine games. 


Leonys Martin sitting out Sunday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin could not return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game in Chicago. Martin suffered a sprained ankle Saturday and X-rays came back negative. 

The outfielder is considered day to day. Martin is batting .271 on the year for Texas. That said, he's gone just 5 for 29 (.172) over his last nine games. 


X-rays negative on Leonys Martin's sprained ankle


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2013) X-rays were negative on the sprained ankle of Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin, who suffered the injury on an outfield collision in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the White Sox. He is considered day-to-day.