Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:41:31 -0700
Major League Baseball announced that New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:44:22 -0700
Major League Baseball announced the 12 names of those that will accept 50-game suspensions for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal: Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz, Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta, Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo, New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero, New York Mets OF Cesar Puello, Houston Astros RP Sergio Escalona, free-agent RP Fautino De Los Santos (Padres), free-agent RP Jordan Norberto (Athletics) and New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez.
Fantasy Tip: These players will all miss the rest of the season, but it's unknown if any of them will play in postseason games if their team is eligible. You can safely drop all of these guys in single-year formats.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:58:40 -0700
The New York Yankees acquired OF Fernando Martinez from the Houston Astros in exchange for P Charles Basford Tuesday, June 18, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:53:51 -0700
The Houston Astros acquired P Charles Basford from the New York Yankees Tuesday, June 18, from the New York Yankees for OF Fernando Martinez.
Sun, 12 May 2013 10:42:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros OF Fernando Martinez has cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Mon, 06 May 2013 15:14:24 -0700
The Houston Astros activated OF J.D. Martinez (knee) from the disabled list and recalled OFs Trevor Crowe and Jimmy Paredes from the minors Monday, May 6. In corresponding moves, OFs Rick Ankiel and Fernando Martinez were designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Houston clearly wasn't going to put up with Ankiel's all-or-nothing style of offensive production, which usually resulted more in nothing than anything. It's unclear exactly how Crowe, Paredes and J.D. Martinez will be utilized in the outfield alongside Brandon Barnes and Chris Carter. Martinez probably has the most upside of the three, though, but he's not worth spending any money on just yet in mixed leagues.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:21:00 -0700
The Houston Astros have placed OF J.D. Martinez (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right knee. In a corresponding move, OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) has been activated from the disabled list.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:18:05 -0700
Houston Astros OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) is scheduled to play in at least one game with Triple-A Oklahoma City Thursday, April 18, and he could return from the disabled list soon. RP Travis Blackley (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Oklahoma City Thursday, as well.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez should be on the radar of AL-only leaguers. The Astros have plenty of inexperience and inconsistency in their current stable of outfielders, so Martinez could receive an opportunity upon his return and run with it. However, he needs to make more consistent contact to deliver on his power skills.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:19:01 -0700
The Houston Astros have placed OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained oblique. The move is retroactive to March 27.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:21:24 -0700
Houston Astros OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) was scratched from the lineup Thursday, March 28, and he could start the season on the disabled list. His back tightened up earlier in camp, and he'll head to Houston to be looked at by a doctor Friday, March 29. Martinez said he thinks it's his left oblique muscle.
Fantasy Tip: It would be a surprise if Martinez didn't begin on the DL with this injury. If it is indeed an oblique injury, they are usually tricky and require plenty of rest and recovery.