Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:27:23 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez has won the fifth starter job, according to team sources.
Fantasy Tip: The Rangers have a lot of pitching issues this spring, but Martinez won the fifth job despite a 5-12 record and an ERA around 4.50. He may be worth a late-round flier in AL leagues only.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:01:20 -0700
Texas Rangers SPs Nick Tepesch, Nick Martinez, Alex Gonzalez, Anthony Ranaudo, Lisalverto Bonilla and Ross Ohlendorf are expected to compete for the final spot in the team's starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: SPs Derek Holland, Yovani Gallardo, Colby Lewis and Ross Detwiler are expected to have the top four spots in the rotation locked up, in the wake of the injury to Yu Darvish (elbow). At this point, it appears that none of the six starters competing for the final rotation spot has an edge over the others, so keep checking back between now and the end of spring training for further updates.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:14:25 -0800
Texas Rangers P Nick Martinez showed improvement in 2014, and could battle for the fourth or fifth spot in the rotation during the spring. He could also be used in long relief if he is unable to crack the rotation.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:41:32 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is continuing to look for starting pitching even after the acquisition of SP Ross Detwiler. "We've got a number of internal options coming to compete for a spot, all of them that we like," Daniels said. "But you can never have enough and we'll continue having conversations about adding another starter." The Rangers already have SPs Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, Detwiler, Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch on their roster and minor league SPs Alex Gonzalez and Luke Jackson could also compete for a job during spring training.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:05:24 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (migraine) will not start against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, Sept. 28, but could be used out of the bullpen. SP Nick Martinez will make the start.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:31:27 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Miles Mikolas will pitch Monday, Aug. 25. Mikolas will be followed by SPs Nick Martinez, Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch in the rotation.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:24:41 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez (back) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, to start against the New York Yankees.
Fantasy Tip: Owning Martinez outside of AL-only leagues is unadvised.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:36:03 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez (back) threw a bullpen session Saturday, July 19, and is scheduled to start Tuesday, July 22.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:19:42 -0700
The Texas Rangers placed SP Nick Martinez (side) on the 15-day disabled list with pain in his left side Tuesday, July 8, and recalled P Phillip Irwin from the minors in a corresponding move. The DL stint is retroactive to July 2.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:13:21 -0700
Texas Rangers P Phillip Irwin will make the start against the Houston Astros Tuesday, July 8, after the team scratched SP Nick Martinez from the start for unknown reasons.
Fantasy Tip: It's likely just a spot start for Irwin. He can be ignored in mostly all formats.