Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:41:07 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is starting against a left-handed pitcher Thursday, July 10. Martin has only one hit in his last 16 at-bats against southpaws, and he has recently been pulled from the game when facing a lefty.
Fantasy Tip: Starting Martin is probably something you'll want to avoid tonight if you can help it.
Wed, 21 May 2014 10:11:35 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (neck) is missing his second straight game with a stiff neck Wednesday, May 21. "I feel way better but not enough to play," Martin said. "I feel like I need to take (Thursday off) too. I don't want to play at 50 percent, I want to play near 100 percent." He plans to do some baseball activities to test his strength.
Fantasy Tip: Martin's injury doesn't seem to be very serious, so expect him back in the lineup at some point this weekend.
Tue, 20 May 2014 15:33:04 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (neck) said he slept on his neck wrong last night, and the problem flared up while he was taking batting practice Tuesday, May 20. He said he expects to return Wednesday, May 21.
Fantasy Tip: Check back tomorrow before returning Martin to your fake starting lineups.
Tue, 20 May 2014 13:43:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder (neck, back) has been scratched from the lineup Tuesday, May 20. He wasn't feeling pain but instead weakness in his arm and will rest. OF Leonys Martin (neck) was also scratched with neck pain.
Fantasy Tip: Get them out of your daily lineups. Hopefully this doesn't exacerbate things for Fielder, but you got to wonder how much longer he can do without needing a DL trip.
Tue, 06 May 2014 18:13:13 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is searching for a capable fill-in for the two-hole, and he gave OF Leonys Martin a shot Tuesday, May 6, against the Colorado Rockies. Martin is the fourth different player in the past four days to get a try at the spot. "I was very hesitant about moving him," Washington said. "He's done well where he is, but I want to see if we can find some more offense at the top of that lineup."
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:11:52 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington plans to have OF Shin-Soo Choo batting first in the starting lineup this season. Choo would be followed by SS Elvis Andrus, 1B Prince Fielder, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, C Geovany Soto, 2B Jurickson Profar and OF Leonys Martin.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:19:14 -0800
Three people were charged in Miami with conspiring to smuggle, kidnap and extort Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin as he went from Cuba to the United States through Mexico. The three men were also charged with smuggling 13 other Cuban players to the U.S. Estrellas del Beisbol claims they were Martin's management agency after he was smuggled into Mexico in 2010, and the company filed a lawsuit against Martin, saying he didn't pay up to 30 percent of his salary after he was signed by the Rangers. Martin's representation is claiming he signed the agreement "under duress" and that he was held "against his will" in Mexico.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:01:32 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Engel Beltre, OF Leonys Martin and SS Jurickson Profar will all play for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 11:34:43 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington flip-flopped 2B Jurickson Profar and struggling OF Leonys Martin in the batting order against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, Sept. 7, with Profar leading off and Martin batting ninth. Profar went 1-for-4 with an RBI while Martin went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:07:33 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (ankle) was not in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, Aug. 25, after spraining his ankle in the previous night's game. X-rays showed no structural damage and he is listed as day-to-day.