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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: 1 | Owned/Started%: 5/3 | Average Draft Position: 425.00
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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 | CBSSports.com
(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.


Nick Martinez questionable for Tuesday start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez tweaked a muscle in his upper back and is not certain to make his scheduled Tuesday start against the Astros, reports the Dallas Morning News. Martinez suffered the injury taking batting practice for a start against the Mets he didn't end up making.

He's 1-6 with a 5.10 ERA in 16 appearances, including 11 starts.


Rangers swap Miles Mikolas, Nick Martinez in rotation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) The Rangers have made a change to the rotation, swapping Miles Mikolas and Nick Martinez in the team's upcoming series against the Astros, MLB.com reports.

Mikolas has been moved up to Monday so that he can pitch on four days' rest after turning in a solid effort Wednesday. Martinez, who was initially scheduled to pitch Sunday before getting pushed back a day, moves back another day to pitch Tuesday.


Nick Martinez pummeled for fifth straight loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez dropped his fifth decision in a row Tuesday, in an 8-3 loss to the Orioles.

Martinez's winless streak stretched to seven starts, as he trailed from the first inning, win he gave up two runs on consecutive home runs. He was charged with eight runs -- six earned -- in five innings, on seven hits and one walk, while striking out one batter on 98 pitches.

Martinez fell to 1-6 with the loss, while his ERA rose to 5.10 in 67 innings. His next start is set for Sunday against the Mets in New York.


Rangers alter rotation plans as Joe Saunders taken off roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) A day after allowing four home runs in a loss to the Orioles, Rangers starting pitcher Joe Saunders was designated for assignment Tuesday. The team recalled pitcher Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Saunders, and he will start Wednesday against Baltimore.

The Rangers also announced Nick Tepesch has been moved back to Friday against the Mets. Yu Darvish will still start Thursday against Baltimore and Colby Lewis will now start Saturday against New York. Nick Martinez, who is starting Tuesday, will remain on regular rest and start Sunday.


Nick Martinez loses control in fifth loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez could not finish the third inning Thursday, in a 6-0 loss to the Tigers.

Coming off arguably the best start of his career, Martinez was a disaster this time around. The Tigers jumped on him for four runs on six hits, and he walked five batters while throwing just 33 of 69 pitches for strikes in the loss.

Martinez fell to 1-5 with the loss, his fourth in a row. He has a 4.65 ERA in 62 innings heading into his next start, set for Tuesday in Baltimore. 


Rangers shuffle upcoming rotation a bit


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) The Rangers announced a shuffling of their probably pitches for the next few days, in order to keep some pitchers on regular rest.

According to MLB.com, Nick Tepesch has been pushed back to Friday's series opener against the Twins, allowing Joe Saunders and Nick Martinez to remain on four day's rest. Saunders will pitched Wednesday against the Tigers, with Martinez slotting in behind him Thursday.

The move also allows Yu Darvish to move back to Saturday against the Twins, giving him an extra day of rest. 


Nick Martinez gets little help in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez flirted with a no-hitter, but ended up leaving in line for a loss in Saturday's game against the Angels.

Martinez was given an early one-run lead and made it stand up for a whole, as he kept the Angels without a hit until the sixth inning. Unfortunately, he allowed one run in each of the sixth and seventh innings once the Angels did finally get to him.

Martinez settled for a no-decision as the game went into extra innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk, while striking out three batters. The Rangers went on to lose, 3-2, in 10 innings. 

Martinez has not won in his last five starts, as his record stands at just 1-4. He did lower his ERA to 4.22 heading into his next outing, set for Friday against the Twins.


Nick Martinez looks sharp in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez bounced back with a sharp outing, but was outdueled by Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners for the loss Sunday afternoon. The right-hander gave up two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of a 5-1 defeat.

Martinez owns a 4.44 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He will make his next start Saturday against the Angels in Los Angeles.

Nick Martinez blasted for eight runs in two innings Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez was rocked in Monday's loss, giving up eight earned runs on six hits and three walks in just two innings and striking out one in his team's 17-7 loss to the Indians.

Martinez (1-3) gave up three runs in the first inning, with two coming on plays in which the Rangers were able to record outs. He fared worse in the second inning, giving up two home runs and five runs in all. The ugly outing gives Martinez a 4.63 ERA and 22:23 K:BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings. He's tentatively scheduled to face the Mariners Sunday.


Nick Martinez struggles in loss No. 2


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez struggled for the second outing in a row Wednesday, in a 6-5 loss to the Orioles.

Martinez allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings, though only four were earned. He had one unearned run come around in the first inning and one more in the third, and that proved to be the difference in the game. He scattered nine hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings of work, while striking out just one in the loss.

Martinez's ERA rose to 3.22 with the outing, while his record fell to 1-2 in his sixth start. His next outing is set for Monday against the Indians. 


Nick Martinez has a tough start Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez had a tough time against the Twins Thursday.

Martinez got knocked around by Minnesota, giving up nine hits over 5 2/3 innings. Josh Willingham proved to be a big problem for Martinez. He reached on a walk during his first plate appearance, drove in a run with single his second time up and hit a two-run home run in his third at-bat. Martinez wound up allowing four earned runs during the start. He struck out two and walked two.

Twins starter Samuel Deduno was just as bad, which allowed Martinez to escape with the no decision. Martinez's next start will come against the Orioles. 


Nick Martinez pitches six one-run innings in win vs. Tigers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez picked up a win Saturday, giving up just one earned run on eight hits and one walk in six innings while striking out two in his team's 12-2 win over the Tigers.

Martinez (1-1) was able to limit the damage on the scoreboard despite surrendering a large number of hits, and his offense did more than enough to give him his first win of the season. He owns a 2.14 ERA and 18:15 K:BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings. Martinez is scheduled to face the Twins Thursday.