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Phillies | Ethan Martin to debut Friday

Philadelphia Phillies SP Ethan Martin will be recalled to make his major league debut against the Atlanta Braves Friday, Aug. 2. SP Cliff Lee (neck) will miss his second straight start with neck stiffness. Martin was 11-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 21 starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley this year, and he was 4-2 with a 2.08 ERA in his last seven outings.

Fantasy Tip: Martin, 24, has a four-pitch repertoire but has had trouble locating those pitches for strikes; at Lehigh Valley, he had a 5.9 BB/9 rate. That won't serve him well if that continues in the big leagues, although he has plenty of upside and can be very tough to hit at times. For now, limit him to NL-only leagues.

2013-08-01 11:21:10 | Source: - Todd Zolecki

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