Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 13 Days

Leonys Martin finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Martin hit a solo home run in the second inning and added an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Martin also hit his fourth triple of the season in the game, boosting his average up to .274 with a .725 OPS. Martin should continue to start almost every day going forward, and with an injury-riddled Rangers squad the 26-year-old will likely continue to get more RBI opportunities as he hits near the middle of the lineup as well.

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 29 Days

Leonys Martin had a nice night at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Angels, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

He was also caught stealing for the seventh time on the season. Hitting atop the Rangers lineup, Martin raised his season slash to .273/.328/.370 with the strong effort.

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 1 Month

Leonys Martin singled in Luis Sardinas in the top of the ninth Saturday to lead the Rangers past the Mariners 4-3.

It wasn't one of Martin's better swings, but it worked, as he snuck a ball down the third base line to plate the run against Fernando Rodney. Martin, who was batting leadoff for the third time this season, also had an earlier single and a walk in the game. He was 2-for-3 stealing bases. If he can hang on to the leadoff spot, he should be quite a bit more valuable in mixed leagues.

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 2 Months

Leonys Martin's solo home run(his third of the year) off Tanner Roark in the seventh inning was all the offense the Rangers would need in its 2-0 win over the Nationals.

Martin, who owns a respectable .277/.325/.375 slash line, won't hit for much power, but with 11 stolen bases he still makes for a useful fantasy play.

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 2 Months

Leonys Martin doubled his season doubles total from two to four and scored three times Thursday against the Twins.

Martin entered the day with exactly two doubles, two triples and two homers in 170 at-bats, but that symmetry is gone now, likely never to return. More power would be nice, given that he entered the game with a Juan Pierre-like .071 isolated slugging percentage (.347 slugging percentage - .276 batting average).

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 2 Months

Leonys Martin returned to action on Thursday May 22.

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 2 Months

Leonys Martin (neck) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup again on Thursday against the Tigers.

Martin has been absent from the Texas batting order for three straight games because of minor neck soreness. He is available off the bench Thursday afternoon in Detroit and should return to the lineup on Friday night.

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 2 Months

Leonys Martin (neck) was used as a defensive replacement in the Rangers' win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Martin was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight day because of neck soreness that he blamed on a bad hotel pillow. It's obviously not too serious.

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 2 Months

Leonys Martin returned to action on Wednesday May 21.

Leonys Martin CF/RF TEX 2 Months

Leonys Martin (neck) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

He's now missed two straight game with a neck ailment. The Rangers are still considering Martin day-to-day for the time being. Michael Choice is starting in center field Wednesday.