Cristhian Martinez RP ATL 2 Months

Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) is hoping to begin throwing off a mound in mid-March.

Chris Cotillo of says "several teams have checked in and want to track (Martinez's) progress." Martinez was non-tendered by the Braves this winter after undergoing shoulder surgery in July, but it sounds like he should be ready at some point in the first half.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL 4 Months

Braves non-tendered RHP Cristhian Martinez.

Martinez made just two appearances in the big leagues this year and eventually required season-ending shoulder surgery, so the Braves weren't going to give him a raise from the $749,750 he made in 2013. The 31-year-old will likely have to accept a minor league deal.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL 9 Months

Cristhian Martinez underwent shoulder surgery on Tuesday.

Martinez revealed the news himself on Twitter before Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez even knew about it. "I knew it was a possibility," Gonzalez said. It's not clear what kind of surgery Martinez had or how long he'll be sidelined, but it seems likely that his season is over.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL 10 Months

Cristhian Martinez is experiencing renewed discomfort in his ailing right shoulder.

Martinez has been on the disabled list since early April with a right shoulder sprain and it's simply not healing. He will visit a specialist later this week.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL 10 Months

Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) will have his rehab assignment moved to Double-A Mississippi.

Martinez, out since April 12 with a right shoulder sprain, struck out four in two scoreless innings Friday during an appearance with the Braves' rookie league team. No word on how many more appearances he'll need, but a return before the All-Star break appears realistic.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL 12 Months

Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) still doesn't have a timetable for his return.

The Braves reliever has been sidelined since April 12 with a right shoulder sprain, and apparently it was serious enough that the Braves still don't have any idea when he might be back. The right-hander had a 3.91 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 73 2/3 innings last year.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL Apr 12 '13

Braves placed RHP Cristhian Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain.

It's not clear at this point how long Martinez will be sidelined. The move clears room on the roster for the newly acquired Luis Ayala.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL Jan 18 '13

Braves avoided arbitration with RHP Cristhian Martinez by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials are not yet known. Martinez, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super 2 player, has posted a 3.63 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over the last two years for the Braves. He'll work the middle innings again in 2013.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL Apr 02 '12

Cristhian Martinez was arrested for DUI early Monday morning in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Martinez was jailed at 4:24 a.m. and was also charged with improper lane change and impeding the flow of traffic. The 30-year-old righty secured a spot in the Braves' Opening Day bullpen this spring by registering a 1.38 ERA and 13/3 K/BB ratio in 13 Grapefruit League innings.

Cristhian Martinez RP ATL Mar 17 '12

Cristhian Martinen pitched two perfect innings out of the pen Saturday against the Blue Jays.

He's allowed one run in eight innings this spring. With Arodys Vizcaino likely to start off on the DL and Peter Moylan absent, Martinez will be asked to pitch key innings for the Braves. He rates as a pretty good $1 reliever in NL-only leagues.