Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:33:04 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Ethan Martin (shoulder) will be sidelined for three weeks after being diagnosed with a strained shoulder capsule.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:11:52 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said the team plans to use SP Ethan Martin as a starting pitcher, for now. "Since he doesn't have a lot of major league experience, the more hitters he faces and the more times he goes through the lineup against major league guys during spring training, the better he's going to get and quicker. So we're keeping an open mind with him," McClure said.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:48:35 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Ethan Martin will "most likely" get the start in place of the injured SP Roy Halladay (arm) Saturday, Sept. 28, according to manager Ryne Sandberg.
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 11:08:13 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said P Ethan Martin has been moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen, with P Tyler Cloyd taking his place in the rotation.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:21:10 -0700
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.
Mon, 06 May 2013 16:49:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Jesse Biddle is not an option to take SP Roy Halladay's (shoulder) spot in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Tyler Cloyd or Ethan Martin are the realistic options to take the rotation spot, which needs to be filled for Friday. Both of these options should only be considered in NL leagues, for now.
Mon, 06 May 2013 12:15:37 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies placed SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation Monday, May 6, and recalled SP Joe Savery from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Halladay admitted he was having shoulder problems after being embarrassed by the Miami Marlins Sunday. The former Cy Young winner had a stretch of three starts where he looked as though he was figuring some things out, but after his latest disaster and now this trip to the DL, we have to seriously wonder if he'll ever be able to pull things together for stretches this season. Halladay's body has not allowed him reinvent himself with his new limitations considered. He has minimal value in mixed leagues now that he's injured.
Savery will be used out of the bullpen. Tyler Cloyd or Ethan Martin makes the most sense to be called up and take Halladay's place in the starting rotation if you're searching for pitching in NL-only leagues.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:08:13 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies will option OF Zach Collier and Ps Ethan Martin and Jonathan Pettibone to the minors Monday, March 11.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:32:28 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick used to be plucked from the bullpen and plugged into the starting rotation if injuries struck, but now he is cemented as the team's fourth starter. Pitching coach Rich Dubee will use spring training to formulate his depth chart and find the next potential replacement if trouble strikes. The team signed veteran Ps Aaron Cook and Rodrigo Lopez to minor-league deals, and they represent the sort of Triple-A depth a team requires. Ps Tyler Cloyd, Ethan Martin, Adam Morgan and Jonathan Pettibone might also get a chance to move up the depth chart.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:46:47 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies added Ps Trevor May, Ethan Martin and Jonathan Pettibone and OF Zach Collier to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.