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Martinez will hone pitching skills in Japan

Nick Martinez spent the past four years as the Rangers' de facto sixth starter. Now, he will be pitching in a six-man rotation in Japan, and it could be a great move for his career.
January 09, 2018

Three Up, Three Down: A big week for being petty

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.(Okay, we're a few days late due to vacation. But the hot stays hot and the cold is still as cool as ice...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

JABO: Mike Trout Has a New Trick

As he celebrates his 24th birthday, it’s worth asking if there’s anything Mike Trout can’t do. In any case, there apparently is one more thing he can do. It got lost in the haze of the week of the trade deadline, but I want to take you back to a recent Trout performance against the Rangers. Let’s look at a pitch that Nick Martinez threw. The approximate location: Clearly low, clearly...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers recall RHP Martinez to start Monday vs. Rockies

DENVER (AP) The Texas Rangers have recalled right-hander Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock to start Monday night's game against the Colorado Rockies. The Rangers optioned reliever Anthony Ranaudo to Triple-A to make room for Martinez on the 25-man roster. Martinez (5-5, 3.43 ERA) made 16 starts for the Rangers before being sent to Round Rock on July 2. Martinez has tossed at...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers activate RHP Felize from DL; option starter Martinez

BALTIMORE (AP) The Texas Rangers have activated right-handed reliever Neftali Felize from the 15-day disabled list and optioned starter Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock. Felize went on the DL in late May with an abscess on his right side. His rehabilitation assignment consisted of 10 relief appearances for Round Rock. He is 1-2 with 5.09 ERA in 17 games out of the bullpen. Thursday...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Martinez: Ranger Under the Radar

When the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox square off tonight, most of the starting pitcher attention will be focused on Boston’s Eduardo Rodriquez. Acquired from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Andrew Miller at last year’s trade deadline, the promising 22-year-old left-hander will be making his big-league debut. Nick Martinez will be on the mound […]
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

Nick Martinez looks like a far more formidable pitcher now as he returns to the site of his big league debut one year later. The Texas Rangers look to improve to 6-0 in Martinez's starts and win their fourth straight Thursday night in the opener of a four-game road series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Martinez (2-0, 0.84 ERA) gave up three runs over six innings and left with the lead...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

4/26 going for the sweep Angels lineup

The Angels are attempting their first sweep of the season but doing so against a pitcher that already shut them down once. Fortunately, that pitcher is still Nick Martinez and he will probably remember he is Nick Martinez any day now. .@HecSantiago53 on the hill as the #Angels look to sweep the Rangers: — Angels (@Angels) April...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers purchase contract of RHP Nick Martinez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of right-hander Nick Martinez from Double-A Frisco and optioned reliever Daniel McCutchen to the Texas League club.
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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