Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:36:31 -0700
Texas Rangers P Nick Martinez was recalled from Class AAA Round Rock Thursday, Sept. 1.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:09:10 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez was optioned to Class AAA Round Rock Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:50:21 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez was optioned to Class AAA Round Rock Monday, Aug. 22.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:33:54 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez was recalled from Class AAA Round Rock Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:14:18 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez will start against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez is 1-2 with a 6.45 ERA in six games (four starts) and came close to losing his spot in the starting rotation following a horrendous start against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 4. He is not a recommended option in any fantasy format and could be replaced in the rotation by SP Kyle Lohse if he has another disappointing outing.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:51:01 -0700
Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin appears to have won the battle for the fifth starting spot over SP Nick Martinez.
Fantasy Tip: It isn't technically official just yet, so don't get your hopes up. Tommy John surgery and shoulder tendonitis wiped out Griffin's last two years, so even though he's on the verge of winning a job, he should really only be scooped up in AL leagues by the desperate.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 23:34:31 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez will start the Cactus League spring game Thursday, March 10, against the Chicago White Sox. He is in the battle for one of two open rotation spots with the Rangers.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez spun two scoreless innings in his first spring outing, including five groundball outs. He has plenty of experience and is worth a look as a late-round grab in AL-only fantasy drafts if he can secure a job sooner rather than later.
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:37:24 -0800
Texas Rangers SPs Jeremy Guthrie and Nick Tepesch are among the candidates for the fifth spot in the rotation this spring along with SPs Chi Chi Gonzalez, A.J. Griffin, Nick Martinez, Cesar Ramos and Anthony Ranaudo.
Fantasy Tip: The winner of the No. 5 rotation spot will be worth a look in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues, while the losers are headed to the bullpen or minors and should be avoided for now.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:09:46 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels (groin) could be ready to return for a start against the Seattle Mariners Monday, Aug. 17. He will test his sore left groin during a bullpen session Saturday, Aug. 15. SP Chi Chi Gonzalez is starting in place of Hamels Thursday, Aug. 13, and he has a chance to stick in the rotation after SP Nick Martinez was optioned to the minors.
Fantasy Tip: You may be hesitant to use Hamels ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) on FantasyScore coming off an injury and two poor outings in his first two starts with his new team. The matchup against Seattle isn't a bad one, though, and Hamels should turn things around with Texas to finish out the year.
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:54:37 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez picked up the win on his 25th birthday as he allowed one run and one hit in five innings Wednesday, Aug. 5. The Rangers beat the Houston Astros, 4-3, to complete a three-game sweep.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) hit a rough patch in the middle of the season but appears to have adjusted nicely. Houston's lineup is among the toughest in baseball, so Martinez raised his game a notch with this performance. Keep an eye on his matchups but note that he is getting better.