Martin Recalled to Rangers
Round Rock, Texas - OF Leonys Martin was recalled by the Texas Rangers prior this afternoon and will be active for tonight’s game at Toronto. He takes the place of Ryan Dempster on the Rangers 25-man active roster. Dempster was placed on Rangers restricted list and will miss the Toronto series due to personal reasons; he is expected to return Monday when the Rangers return to Arlington.
This is Martin’s second stint with the Rangers this season (June 15-July 30); he hit .189 (7-for-37) with five RBI in 15 games. Martin has been one of the Pacific Coast League’s hottest hitters this month, going 24-for-60 (.400) with five homers, 16 RBI, five doubles, one triple and 18 runs scored in 14 games. He is hitting .362 (68-for-188) in 45 games with Round Rock this season, amassing 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 14 doubles, two triples, 37 runs and seven stolen bases. Martin leaves the Express with a 10-game hitting streak intact.