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.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:57:56 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wanted to give OFs Leonys Martin and David Murphy the night off Tuesday, July 23. OFs Engel Beltre and Craig Gentry started in their place.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:19:23 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin has started the past 12 games, including Sunday, June 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals, and his regular playing time is expected to continue. OF Craig Gentry (hand) landed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Martin has been very useful in AL-only fantasy leagues since he is getting regular at-bats, but he is only worth a look in the very deepest of mixed formats if you're desperate for outfield help.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:52:00 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus hit just .189 with a .265 on-base percentage in the leadoff spot when 2B Ian Kinsler was on the disabled list, and he's hitting .170 with a .419 OPS since his five-hit game in his first game hitting leadoff. Manager Ron Washington thinks the move in lineup spots has hurt Andrus. Washington has no intention of moving Andrus further down in the lineup to move OF Leonys Martin up. "Sometimes you just have to let guys struggle a little bit," Washington said. "When I was a player, I liked to know where I was hitting and I think these players like to also. They've accepted what we've had to do because of injuries and they do it because they are pros. But as soon as we are healthy and guys are getting back to what they normally do, you won't see all this moving around."
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:47:49 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (wrist) was back in the lineup Friday, June 14, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He left the game Thursday, June 13, after hurting himself making a diving catch. He was hitless in three at-bats Friday.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:34:35 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (wrist) left the team's game Thursday, June 13, after suffering a mild left wrist sprain. X-rays done on his wrist were negative, and he is considered day-to-day.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:40:58 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (illness) was "under the weather" Monday, June 10, and the team gave him an extra day off Tuesday, June 11, to get well. Manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that he expects Martin to start Wednesday, June 12, against the Cleveland Indians.