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.
Wed, 14 May 2014 17:58:09 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday, May 14, that despite long-term injuries to SPs Matt Harrison (back) and Martin Perez (elbow), the team is not looking to trade to fortify the rotation. For now, SPs Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch will be added to the rotation.
Tue, 06 May 2014 11:18:05 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Joe Saunders (ankle) said he wants to be a starter when he returns to the majors after throwing 66 pitches in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco Tuesday, May 6. Saunders said he's not interested in long relief. "For me it's all about starting and helping this team win games as a starter," said Saunders, who suffered a stress fracture in his left ankle in Tampa Bay in April when he was hit by line drive off the bat of Evan Longoria. "It's what I signed to do and what they signed me to do." RP Nick Martinez is the current long reliever, but the team would rather see him start every five days in the minors.