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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.
By Wade Hilligoss
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With Luis Martinez filling a catching void in the big leagues, the Express were left with just Elio Sarmiento behind the dish while on the current eight-game road trip. Enter Robbie Diaz. The Rangers signed the 28-year-old and assigned him to the E-Train to give the top of the system some catching depth. Here’s the skinny on Diaz:
2012: The 28-year-old was signed to a minor league deal Aug. 11 … second stint with the Rangers … hit .285 with four home runs and 31 RBI in 46 games with Salt Lake (AAA) in the Los Angeles Angels organization … released by Angels Aug. 7.
CAREER: Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an undrafted free agent on Nov. 19, 2000 … MLB debut April 23, 2008, with Toronto against Tampa Bay Rays … Traded Aug. 25, 2008 to Pittsburgh Pirates for OF Jose Bautista … played 31 games in the Major Leagues with Pittsburgh in 2009 season … spent 2010 in the Detroit Tigers organization with the Toledo Mud Hens … signed minor league deal with Rangers in 2011 … appreared in 55 games between Frisco (AA) and Round Rock (AAA) in 2011 … signed minor league deal with Los Angeles (AL) and was assigned to Salt Lake (AAA) where he hit .285 with four home runs and 31 RBI in 46 games … released by Angels Aug. 7.
2011: Assigned to Frisco (AA) to begin the season … shuttled between Frisco and Round Rock as extra catcher during the season … promoted twice, demoted three times … hit .357 with three home runs and eight RBI in 17 games with the RoughRiders … .hit .303 with four home runs and 14 RBI with the Express … collected at least one hit in 25 of 35 games with the Express … 13 multiple-hit games … hit safely in nine of 14 games with at least one plate appearance at The Dell Diamond … hit .333 (18-for-54) at The Dell Diamond … each of first 16 hits with Express were singles … hit .308 (16-for-52) when designated hitter; .295 (26-for-88) when catching … hit .338 (25-for-74) with the bases empty.
NOTABLE: Robinzon Diaz Henriquez … 2003 Appalachian League All-Star … 2004 South Atlantic League All-Star … Florida State League All-Star C in 2005 and 2006 … Traded Aug. 25, 2008 to Pittsburgh Pirates for OF Jose Bautista.