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.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:34:19 -0700
Texas Rangers P Nick Martinez will be unavailable for the rest of the series against the Oakland Athletics after throwing 77 pitches in long relief Monday, April 28. Martinez will remain with the Rangers while he rests after he tossed five innings of two-hit baseball against the Athletics.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:39:51 -0700
The Texas Rangers recalled SP Nick Martinez from Double-A Frisco Tuesday, April 22.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:59:36 -0700
The Texas Rangers are putting SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow, forearm) on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow and forearm Friday, April 18, and recalled P Aaron Poreda from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. Also, INF Andy Parrino was designated for assignment. Scheppers will not throw for 10 days. SP Nick Martinez is likely to start against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez has an average fastball and relies on control instead of overpowering hitters. He has improved his secondary offerings, as well. Nothing flashy here, but he could be a nice pickup in AL-only leagues.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:18:43 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said the plan for now is to keep SP Tanner Scheppers in the starting rotation, despite another rough outing against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, April 17. One inning has cost him in three of his four starts this season, and 17 of the 20 runs he's allowed have come in three innings. SP Nick Martinez is a candidate to enter the rotation if the team makes a change. SPs Nick Tepesch and Scott Baker are other options in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: The experiment with Scheppers as a starter could soon be coming to an end. His outing next week will likely determine his fate. There are better options out there on the waiver wire in mixed leagues right now.