LEONYS MARTIN RUMORS

Leonys Martin’s RBI single leads Rangers to walk-off victory (video)

A soft blooper to left-field by Leonys Martin was enough for Mitch Moreland to score easily from third base, clinching the 3-2 walk-off win for the Texas Rangers over the Seattle Mariners.Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The MLB Nation
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Lower half of Rangers lineup proves productive in opener

ARLINGTON, Texas - Despite making two big-name additions to the top of the lineup, it was the bottom of the lineup that did much of the damage for the Rangers on Opening Day. The 10 runs the Rangers scored Monday weren't enough to beat the Phillies, who won by the football score of 14-10. But it did put at ease the concerns about the bottom half of the Rangers' lineup, at...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Leonys Martin, a late steal for steals

In looking at Leonys Martin’s stat sheet, you see a number of issues. Thankfully he plays in a hitters park so his overall slash numbers still are decent enough to maintain fantasy production, but he does not produce much in the average or on base departments, has limited power, struggles against left-handed pitching, and doesn’t hit in a good spot in the order for run production...
Via The Fantasy Fix
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin expects big things in second full season with Rangers

Texas centerfielder Leonys Martin talks a lot about how he's more comfortable this spring as he prepares for his second full season in the majors. All you have to do is speak to him to know that's the case. Last season Martin did most of his interviews through a translator as he wasn't comfortable answering questions in English. That's not the case anymore, as...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sleeper Watch: Leonys Martin has quiet potential at bottom of Rangers lineup

We’ve spent a lot of time hyping rookie Cuban defectors this offseason, both on this site (Jose Abreu, Alexander Guerrero) and throughout the fantasy community but it isn’t just the first year players who warrant our attention. For a brief period this offseason, it was anticipated that Leonys Martin – by default – would be the Rangers’ leadoff hitter in 2014. After the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Martin allgedly was victim in ransom plot after leaving Cuba

Like many Cuban baseball stars, outfielder Leonys Martin dreamed of leaving the communist island for the bright lights and big money of Major League Baseball. Martin accomplished his goal in 2011 when he signed with the Texas Rangers, but not before what court documents and the Justice Department describe as a harrowing ordeal in which he was held for ransom in Mexico while his...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' Leonys Martin victom of kidnapping and extortion

Leonys Martin Tapanes seemed like yet another Cuban baseball player with tremendous promise when he signed a $15.5 million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2011. But there apparently is a darker story behind Martin’s climb from poverty to Major League Baseball success. The U.S. attorney’s office in Miami on Wednesday charged three people — Eliezer Lazo, 40, formerly of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Martin's rifle arm helps Rangers in comeback win

ARLINGTON, Texas News of Leonys Martin's big arm apparently hasn't reached Milwaukee. The Rangers center fielder gunned down two Brewers trying to take third base Wednesday night. He's now tied for the American League lead with 10 outfield assists, four of them against Milwaukee. "I don't know why guys still run on him," starting pitcher Matt Garza said...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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Foul ball catches Leonys Martin in bad place

This has to be every players worst nightmare when getting into the batters box, this and taking a pitch right to the head.  Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin fouled off a pitch that took an awful bounce off the plate and hit him right in the junk.  Martin layed there for two minutes and eventually was able to get up. [The Big Lead]
Via Diehardsport
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Martin starts opener but no platoon in center

HOUSTON Leonys Martin followed up a spring that saw him make the Opening Day roster for the first time by nabbing a spot in the Opening Day lineup. Martin, who batted ninth and started in center, got the nod over Craig Gentry. Texas manager Ron Washington said the left-handed hitting Martin got the start because Houston started right-hander Bud Norris. But Washington said that...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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