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Monday, August 25th: Shawn Haviland Pitches Hounds into Playoffs while Zach Neal Wins as Sacramento Scores 20

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Shawn Haviland (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Frisco RoughRiders        1 Midland RockHounds  5 WP – Haviland 7-7 / 3.75 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Shawn Haviland (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win) RockHounds starter Shawn Haviland delivered an impressive outing on Monday to help...
Via Athletics Farm
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels not in on Josh Johnson, Rick Eckstein named Major League player ...

The November 20th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels not in on Josh Johnson, Rick Eckstein named Major League player information coach and much more... The Story: The Angels are not one of the finalists to sign pitcher Josh Johnson. The Monkey Says: Johnson is a big name and he was vocal about wanting to sign on the West Coast, but the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles' Luis Martinez nearing return from oblique strain

The ever-present oblique strain in baseball is an unpredictable injury in its recovery time.  Some players can sustain the injury, miss a couple days, then be back out on the field.  Others will miss months because of the injury.  Luis Martinez may be one of the lucky ones.  He is nearing a return after suffering a strain. According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore...
Via MLB Injury News
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Looks like Recker is the back-up catcher

Today the Orioles claimed Texas catcher Luis Martinez, essentially confirming what Adam Rubin reported earlier in the day that it appeared Anthony Recker was the back-up catcher and the team wasn't really looking at the addressing that area. Nothing against Recker but I would prefer they bring someone in to at least compete with Recker for the position and provide depth in AAA...
Via Mets Fever
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Pierzynski to one-year contract

Catcher A.J. Pierzynski signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. The deal, worth an estimated $7.5 million, was reported last week by ESPNDallas.com and became final after Pierzynski passed a physical. To clear room on the 40-man roster, the Rangers designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment. The 35-year-old Pierzynski is coming off one of his best...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Winterball Roundup – 11/18

Luis Martinez's Colombia team was knocked out of qualification for the 2013 World Baseball Classic on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Via rangers.scout.com
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers staring at some looming questions

ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers players were hard to find during Saturday's media availability at Rangers Ballpark. But what could Alexi Ogando, Mike Adams, Joe Nathan or Luis Martinez say about a season that had so much hope only to end with a massive collapse that hadn't already been said? The sting of the 2012 season won't be something that's easy for the Rangers...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers ink veteran catcher Hill

The Texas Rangers added some catching insurance by signing veteran Koyie Hill to a minor-league contract. Hill was assigned to Round Rock and will handle the duties that Luis Martinez had. Martinez was called up by the Rangers to take the roster spot of the injured Mike Napoli. Napoli is on the disabled list with a strained quad. Hill has played in 313 games in the majors, most...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Napoli's injury catches Rangers short behind plate

The Texas Rangers have a catching quandary. On Saturday, Mike Napoli headed to the disabled list with a strained quadriceps that has bothered him off and on for weeks. With very little experienced catching in the minors, the club has turned to Luis Martinez as the backup. Martinez was up for a week in July, but was not given an at-bat. He hit .211 with a .614 OPS in 59 at-bats...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli Headed to DL

According to a report from Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Texas Rangers catcher, Mike Napoli has indeed been placed on the 15 day DL due to what the report is calling a left quad sprain. The report also indicates that Luis Martinez will be called up from the minor league ranks to fill Napoli’s roster spot.  Martinez has had zero at bats this season in the majors.  Newly acquired...
Via RotoStars.com
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers place Napoli on DL

The Texas Rangers placed catcher Mike Napoli on the disabled list with a strained left quadriceps Saturday. Napoli had played just once since Monday -- he went 0-for-4 against Detroit on Friday -- and now will be out until at least Aug. 26. Geovany Soto replaced him in the lineup Saturday and catcher Luis Martinez was called up from Class AAA Round Rock, where he was hitting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers place C Napoli on 15-day DL

The Texas Rangers have placed catcher Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list with a left quadriceps strain. The Rangers also have recalled catcher Luis Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Napoli on the roster. The moves were announced before their game Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers. Napoli started in his first All-Star game back in July and is hitting .223...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers come to terms with eight

The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with the final eight unsigned players on their 40-man roster Thursday. First baseman Mitch Moreland and outfielder Craig Gentry lead the list of players. Moreland will be the highest paid of the eight at 491,100. Gentry will earn 484,300. Texas also agreed to terms with right-handers Cody Eppley, Neil Ramirez and Matt West. Catcher Luis Martinez...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers' Darvish apologizes for missing spots in bullpen session Tuesday

Japanese import Yu Darvish was shielded from reporters on his first day of camp at the Texas Rangers spring training facility in Arizona on Tuesday.The media did catch up with Rangers catcher Luis Martinez, who caught Darvish's first bullpen session with the club. Martinez was swarmed by approximately 30 Japanese media members and four Texas reporters.Martinez told reporters...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Offseason Analysis

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a couple of weeks. I have been out of town in Cincinnati and in Disney World.This week I will analyze the moves that the Rangers have made so far this offseason, along with giving them a grade, on an A through F scale, with A being the best, and giving them an importance grade, on an A through F scale, based on how important the move is for the...
Via Texas Rangers Trades
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Padres acquire RHP Ryan Kelly from Texas Rangers in exchange for C Luis Martinez

PADRES PRESS RELEASEPadres acquire RHP Ryan Kelly from Texas Rangers in exchange for C Luis MartinezSAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired right-handed pitcher Ryan Kelly from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Luis Martinez.  Kelly will be assigned to the club’s Double-A affiliate, the San Antonio Missions.  Executive Vice President/General...
Via RJ's Fro
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire C Martinez for minor leaguer

The Texas Rangers acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league pitcher Ryan Kelly. Martinez spent 22 games with the Padres last season, batting .203 with 10 RBIs. His first major league hit was a home run. Martinez also batted .323 with 28 RBIs in 58 games at Triple-A Tucson. He was added to the Rangers 40-man roster Wednesday. Kelly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Hot Stove: Nats willing to trade top prospects for Gonzalez

Here is the latest and relevant hot stove buzz circulating around MLB over the last day or so: The Nationals appear willing to part with top prospects to acquire Gio Gonzalez from Oakland. Teams are waiting for Prince Fielder‘s price to come down. The Cardinals, Blue Jays, Rays, Red Sox and Indians are all bidding for Carlos Beltran. The Nationals are close to signing Mark DeRosa...
Via Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 12.22.11

  Josh Byrnes has been dealin' as of late. Most people were pretty certain the Padres would make another trade before Christmas, albeit this wasn't exactly the move that everyone was expecting. (Hint: still waiting on a Rizzo trade). The trade that was made does make some sense with the new found depth at the catcher position, but as Steve said on Friarhood Radio last night...
Via Friarhood
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers get catcher Luis Martinez in trade with San Diego Padres

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Ryan Kelly.
Via Memphis Commercial Appeal
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers get Martinez, send pitcher to Padres

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Ryan Kelly. Martinez batted .203 (12 for 59) in 22 games for San Diego with one homer and 10 RBIs. He homered for his first big league hit on July 27 against Arizona. A 12th round draft pick in 2007, Martinez hit .323 at Triple-A Tuscon in 58 games. He...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers get Martinez, send pitcher to Padres

The Rangers have acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the Padres for minor league pitcher Ryan Kelly.
Via FOX Sports Southwest
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers get C Martinez, send pitcher to Padres

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Ryan Kelly. Martinez batted .203 (12 for 59) in 22 games for San Diego with one homer and 10 RBIs. He homered for his first big league hit on July 27 against Arizona. A 12th round draft pick in 2007, Martinez hit .323 at Triple-A Tuscon in 58 games. He had one home run and 28...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire catcher L. Martinez from Padres for pitching prospect

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres for minor-league pitcher Ryan Kelly.
Via CBSSports.com
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Rangers C Martinez (AP)

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Ryan Kelly. Martinez batted .203 (12 for 59) in 22 games for San Diego with one homer and 10 RBIs. He homered for his first big league hit on July 27 against Arizona. A 12th round draft pick in 2007, Martinez hit .323 at Triple-A Tuscon in 58 games.
Via Yahoo! Sports
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss
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