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22 Nick Martinez SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/175 | Birthdate: 8/5/1990 | Birthplace: Hialeah, FL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 54/38 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rangers SP Nick Martinez goes seven innings strong for win No. 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez put together a dominant outing to earn his second win of the season Tuesday night against the Angels.

"Plus command tonight," manager Jeff Banister said. "[Martinez] has bought into being able to pitch inside for strikes and pitch inside for effect, to open up the outside part of the plate."

Martinez (2-0) tossed six scoreless frames before allowing an unearned run to score on a Johnny Giavotella sacrifice fly in the seventh inning for his only blemish of the evening. He was charged with one unearned run on five hits and three walks while striking out one over seven innings of an 8-2 victory.

"It definitely felt great," Martinez said, per MLB.com. "We needed a big win. Everybody came out hot and we played good defense tonight."

Martinez has yet to surrender an earned run through his first 14 innings pitched. He is scheduled to make his Tuesday at Arizona. He went 4-5 with a 4.09 ERA over 83 2/3 innings of work away from Globe Life Park last season.


Rangers' Nick Martinez tosses seven scoreless innings vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez surrendered just four hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out five in his team's 10-1 win over the A's Thursday.

"Having that run support early and often definitely gives you that extra confidence that you need," Martinez said after the game, per the Associatd Press.

Martinez won the final spot in the rotation after pitching well for most of the spring, and though he struggled in his spring finale, he got back on track in his regular-season debut Thursday. All four of the hits he scattered were singles.

"Nick had a wonderful day," manager Jeff Banister said after the game, per MLB.com. "He was able to pitch off his fastball. He was able to throw the fastball in and also down. Nice command with the fastball. Had the changeup and breaking ball in play. Kept these hitters off balance pretty much all seven innings."

His next start is slated for Tuesday against the Angels.


Report: Rangers decide on starting rotation to begin season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Rangers reportedly believe they have their starting rotation set for the beginning of the season, reports the Dallas Morning News.

The rotation will go Yovani Gallardo, Colby Lewis, Ross Detwiler, Nick Martinez, and Derek Holland.

Detwiler and Martinez will have beat out Nick Tepesch, Ross Ohlendorf, Anthony Ranaudo, Lisalverto Bonilla and Anthony Bass for two open spots in the starting rotation this spring.

 Martinez posted a 4.20 ERA in four appearances this spring with 11 strikeouts. Detwiler posted a 4.15 ERA with eight strikeouts in three appearances this spring.


Rangers' Nick Martinez struggles in final spring outing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez gave up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out two and serving up two home runs in his team's 8-7 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Martinez was making his final start of the Cactus League season after winning the fifth spot in the rotation. He made it through just one scoreless inning Tuesday, and his ERA jumped from 0.84 to 4.20 over the course of one afternoon. Martinez will likely be on the mound for the team's home opener on April 10 against the Astros.


Rangers name Nick Martinez to rotation Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Rangers manager Jeff Banister announced Sunday that Nick Martinez has won the fifth spot in the team's rotation, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Martinez was one of a number of pitchers in the mix for the final spot in the team's rotation this spring. He allowed just one earned run in 10 2/3 innings while striking out nine and walking one.


Rangers' Nick Martinez tosses six scoreless innings Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez allowed just five hits and one walk in six scoreless innings while striking out four in Thursday's spring start against the Rockies.

Martinez is battling for the final spot in the team's rotation and did a good job making his case Thursday, limiting the Rockies to just one extra-base hit.

"Nick threw the ball very well," manager Jeff Banister said after the outing, per MLB.com. "He showed all four pitches, pounded the strike zone, had a five-pitch inning and a seven-pitch inning. He was effective with everything he threw. It was an impressive night for Nick."

Martinez allowed a run in his spring debut but has delivered 8 2/3 scoreless innings in his last two appearances to lower his spring ERA to 0.84.


Four pitchers vying for spot in Rangers' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) With the addition of Yovani Gallardo, there is one less spot open in the Rangers' rotation. Derek Holland, Yu Darvish and Colby Lewis are also expected to be in the rotation, therefore the last spot could go to either Ross Detwiler, Nick Martinez, Nick Tepesch or Lisalverto Bonilla, per MLB.com.

"There is definitely a spot open," pitching coach Mike Maddux said. "You have to seize the opportunity. Nobody is given a job and once you earn a job, you still have to earn the right to stay here."


Nick Martinez strikes out five in win vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez earned a win Tuesday, giving up just five hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out five and walking none in his team's 2-1 victory over the Astros.

Martinez (5-11) may have an ugly record, but he's delivered five straight starts of two earned runs or less. Tuesday's five-strikeout game was his highest mark during that stretch, however. Martinez owns a 4.61 ERA and 75:55 K:BB ratio in 134 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the A's Sunday in the season finale.


Nick Martinez gets back on track in win over A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez bounced back with a solid outing against the A's in Oakland, improving to 4-11 on the year. He allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings of a 7-2 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 23 innings, Martinez has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 4.85 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 128 innings of work. He will make his next start Tuesday at home against Houston.

Nick Martinez can't figure out the Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez took the loss Thursday night at home against the Angels, dropping to 3-11 on the year. He allowed four runs -- two earned -- on four hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of a 7-3 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 17 1/3 innings, Martinez has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 4.93 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over 122 1/3 innings of work. He will make his next start Wednesday at Oakland.

Nick Martinez coughs up game-tying home run


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez was in line for the win before allowing a game-tying home run on Saturday against Seattle.

Martinez got off to a strong start, pitching five scoreless innings before serving up a two-run home run to Kyle Seager in the sixth inning, which proved to be his only blemish. He allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings of work in a no-decision. Of his 93 pitches, 58 were strikes.

Martinez owns a 5.03 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP over 116 1/3 innings. He will likely make his next start Friday at home against Atlanta.


Nick Martinez pitches well in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez pitched well in a no-decision Sunday against the Astros. He allowed one run on six hits and three walks while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings of work.

Over his last three starts covering 16 1/3 innings, Martinez has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 5.14 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP over 110 1/3 innings of work. He will make his next start Friday at home against Seattle.

Nick Martinez allows five runs in loss vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez took a loss Tuesday, surrendering five earned runs on six hits and four walks in five innings in his team's 5-0 defeat against the Mariners.

Martinez (3-10) gave up a solo home run in the first inning and didn't record a strikeout. He's managed just one quality starts in seven tries during the second half. Martinez owns a 5.31 ERA and 57:47 K:BB ratio in 105 innings. He's scheduled to face the Astros Sunday.


Nick Martinez finally fine on the mound in sinking Marlins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Summer was just ready to roll when Rangers rookie right-hander Nick Martinez last managed a quality start. He pitched his first one in nine outings dating back to June 21 Wednesday in Miami.

Martinez took advantage of a 5-0 lead by the time he took the mound in the second inning and finished with two runs allowed on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in seven innings. The relievers barely held on as Martinez raised his record to 3-9.

He will try to make it 4-9 Tuesday night in Seattle.


Nick Martinez saddled with a loss Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez was saddled with the loss Friday against the Angels.

Martinez gave up four runs on six hits over six innings of work. He struck out six and walked one. Martinez was tagged for a run in the third, but fell apart in the fifth inning. After giving up two singles to open the frame, Martinez allowed a three-run shot to Kole Calhoun to break the game open. 

With the loss, Martinez dropped to 2-9. His next start will come against the Royals. 


Nick Martinez halts personal losing streak at seven games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez halted a personal seven-game losing streak during a 6-2 win Sunday at Houston. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out six in five innings.

It appeared early Martinez (2-8) was headed for an eighth straight loss as Houston jumped out to a 2-0 lead after three innings. But Martinez settled down after Jason Castro's two-out RBI single and recorded five strikeouts over the last nine batters he faced.

Martinez, who was 0-7 over his previous 10 starts, won for the first time since May 24.

''He's a strong kid,'' Rangers manager Ron Washington said of Martinez. ''He works every day and he wants to be better. You've got to understand the kid is just out of A ball trying to get big league hitters out. He'll figure it out.''

Martinez is slated to make his next start Friday against the Angels. He has a 1.86 ERA in two appearances (one start) against Los Angeles this season.


Nick Martinez can't solve the White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez was pegged with the loss in a rain-shortened outing on Monday against the White Sox in Chicago, dropping to (1-8) on the season. The right-hander permitted five runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings pitched.

Over his last two starts covering 10 2/3 innings, Martinez has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 5.31 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP over 83 innings of work. He will look to pick up the pieces Sunday in Houston.

Nick Martinez rocked in loss vs. Yankees Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez took a loss Tuesday after giving up six earned runs on six hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 12-11 defeat against the Yankees.

Martinez (1-7) gave up a first-inning solo home run but held a 4-1 lead after five innings. The Yankees offense caught fire in the sixth, scoring seven runs before the inning was up and tacking on a few more in the seventh. Martinez owns a 5.08 ERA and 34:35 K:BB ratio in 78 innings. He's scheduled to face the White Sox Monday.


Nick Martinez holds Yankees scoreless in no-decision


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez wasn't a factor in the decision Tuesday despite giving up just three hits and a walk in 5 1/3 scoreless innings and striking out three in his team's 2-1, 14-inning loss to the Yankees.

Martinez was taken out after issuing his first walk of the game with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning even though he had thrown just 67 pitches. He's still looking for his first win since May 24. Martinez owns a 4.73 ERA and 32:32 K:BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings. He's set to face the A's Sunday.


Nick Martinez comes off DL for Tuesday start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Rangers activated Nick Martinez from the disabled list as expected Tuesday, ahead of his start against the Yankees that evening.

Martinez has been out with an injury in his left side since early July. He has a 5.10 ERA and 1-6 record in 67 innings heading into Tuesday's action.   


Nick Martinez set to start Tuesday in Big Apple


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) The Rangers have named right-hander Nick Martinez as their Tuesday starter in New York against the Yankees.

Martinez has been out since July 8 with a left side injury. He was mostly ineffective in a starting role for Texas this season with just three quality starts in eight outings.


Nick Martinez tosses 'pen session with no reported setbacks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Rangers pitcherNick Martinez threw a bullpen session prior to Friday's game against Toronto, and reported no setbacks, MLB.com reports. He is scheduled to throw again on Saturday in hopes of being reinstated from the disabled list as early as Monday against the Yankees.

Nick Martinez nearing 'pen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez threw long toss in the outfield prior to Saturday's game against the Angels. Martinez, who is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his left side, is expected to throw his first bullpen next weekend in Toronto, MLB.com reports.

Rangers place Nick Martinez on DL, promote Phil Irwin


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) The Rangers have placed starting pitcher Nick Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with discomfort on his left side. Martinez had been scheduled to start Tuesday night. The move is retroactive to July 2.

The team has promoted fellow right-hander Phil Irwin to take his place on the roster.

Martinez has struggled with the injury-plagued Rangers. Only two of his last six outings were quality starts as he compiled a 1-6 record and 5.10 ERA.


Rangers scratch Nick Martinez, will start Phil Irwin on Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/7/2014) With pitcher Nick Martinez feeling discomfort in his left side, the Rangers scratched him from Tuesday's start, reports Fox Sports. The team will call up Phil Irwin from Triple-A Round Rock to make the start against Houston, the report said.

Irwin went 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA in seven appearances, six starts, at Round Rock.