|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||6/2/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'8", 215 lbs|
|College||McLennan (TX) CC|
Martin retired all four batters faced, including three in a row by strikeout, in Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Martin had given up eight runs over his previous two Cactus League outings, so seeing him pitch effectively is a welcome sign. "That was good," manager Chris Woodward told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. "He has had a couple lack-of-results outings. He said he's felt great, but today it was good to get him out there and have some success. He was overpowering their guys. It was good for him to get out there and have those kind of results." The right-handed reliever is expected to get high-leverage work in 2019.
Martin allowed six runs on six hits in a third of an inning Friday against the Rockies.
Martin was having an uneventful spring until Friday's implosion, which leaves his ERA at 16.20. Texas manager Chris Woodward is kicking around the idea of carrying eight relievers, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, and Martin will have a spot despite his unsightly spring numbers. He dealt with a number of nagging injuries during 2018 and was limited to 41.2 innings, in which he posted a 4.54 ERA (3.56 FIP).