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Martin arrives at camp ready to play

Centerfielder Leonys Martin missed the first three days of full-squad workouts, but arrived in time to take his physical and be on the field for most of Wednesday's session. It didn't take long for his presence to be felt.
Via Mariners.com
2 days ago

Mariners notebook: Leonys Martin arrives, ‘ready to play 180 games’

PEORIA, Ariz. – Leonys Martin finally arrived in the Mariners clubhouse at the Peoria Sports Complex on Wednesday morning, just minutes before it closed for meetings. It was a scurry of activity – Martin looked for his locker and familiar faces, greeted media in the room warmly with handshakes for all then said he would talk after practice. It has been a whirlwind week for Martin...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Mariners’ Leonys Martin tells of threats in Cuban smuggling trial

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press MIAMI (AP) – Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin told a Miami jury Tuesday he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without any valid papers because he feared being kidnapped or worse after he was smuggled from Cuba by a group linked to a sports agent and a baseball trainer. Martin’s testimony came in the federal trial of Bartolo Hernandez and...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Martin likely to be a few days late for camp

Mariners position players reported to camp for their physical exams on Saturday, but center fielder Leonys Martin remained at home in Miami with an excused absence. He will likely be a few days late, according to manager Scott Servais.
Via Mariners.com
6 days ago

40 in 40: Leonys Martin

A healthy Leonys Martin is poised for a breakout year. Center field has a long and storied history for the Mariners. With names like Griffey, Cameron, and Gutierrez looming large, it can be difficult for a player to make his mark. If you go back and look at the team highlights from last season, you’ll find a player doing everything he can to live up to these legends. In the field...
Via Lookout Landing
9 days ago

Leonys Martin Stopped Being a Slap Hitter

I keep a little notebook next to my computer, so I can keep track of potential things to write about. Generally, topics break down into two categories: there are the topics that practically need to be written about, and there are the possible topics to monitor. Maybe those need bigger sample sizes; maybe those just need to become more interesting. Some of those topics turn into posts...
Via Fangraphs
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz HR robbed by Leonys Martin – Priceless reaction afterwards

Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin robbed his former teammate, Nelson Cruz of a homerun that would have tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning .  Cruz’s reaction following the play is perfect. h/t: Texas Rangers Tumblr featured image h/t: dallasnews.com (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Nelson Cruz HR robbed by Leonys Martin – Priceless reaction afterwards appeared...
Via No Coast Bias
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Martin double short of the cycle against White Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas - On a night where offense was the main attraction paired with a complete-game shutout from Martin Perez; Leonys Martin coming just short of hitting for the cycle was nearly lost on the box score amongst the 12-run outing for the Texas Rangers against the Chicago White Sox. Having already hit a triple in the second inning, his first homer of the season in the fourth...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin expects big things in second full season with Rangers

Texas centerfielder Leonys Martin talks a lot about how he's more comfortable this spring as he prepares for his second full season in the majors. All you have to do is speak to him to know that's the case. Last season Martin did most of his interviews through a translator as he wasn't comfortable answering questions in English. That's not the case anymore, as Martin handles questions...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Martin allgedly was victim in ransom plot after leaving Cuba

Like many Cuban baseball stars, outfielder Leonys Martin dreamed of leaving the communist island for the bright lights and big money of Major League Baseball. Martin accomplished his goal in 2011 when he signed with the Texas Rangers, but not before what court documents and the Justice Department describe as a harrowing ordeal in which he was held for ransom in Mexico while his...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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