Texas Rangers
    Chris Martin
    Chris Martin
    #31 | Chris Martin
    Healthy
    Relief Pitcher | Texas Rangers
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 6/2/1986
    Height, Weight 6'8", 215 lbs
    From Arlington, TX
    College McLennan (TX) CC
    Drafted 2011
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    2018 Season
    SV
    0
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    WHIP
    1.22
    --
    ERA
    4.54
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 6/2/1986
    Height, Weight 6'8", 215 lbs
    From Arlington, TX
    College McLennan (TX) CC
    Drafted 2011
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireMar 18, 7:40a ET

    News

    Martin retired all four batters faced, including three in a row by strikeout, in Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Impact

    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.

    RotowireMar 9, 8:02a ET

    News

    Martin allowed six runs on six hits in a third of an inning Friday against the Rockies.

    Impact

    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).