Braves Sign RHP Chris Martin

FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves pitcher Chris Martin works the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)


Atlanta inks righty to a two-year deal

 ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves tonight signed RHP Chris Martin to a two-year contract worth $14 million. Martin will make $7 million in each year of the deal. The Braves now have 39 players on the club’s 40-man roster.

Martin, 33, finished last season with the Braves after the club acquired him at the July 31 trade deadline from Texas for LHP Kolby Allard. The righty appeared in 58 games between the two clubs, compiling a 3.40 ERA (21 ER/55.2 IP) with four saves and a 22.0 K/BB ratio (65 strikeouts/5 walks). He went 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA (8 ER/17.2 IP) in 20 games for the Braves, striking out 22 and walking just one.

Martin’s 0.81 BB/9 ratio last season led all qualifying relievers. The next closest reliever was Oakland’s Yusmeiro Petit with a 1.08 mark.

The 6-foot-8, 225-pound native of Arlington, Texas, joined the Rangers as a free agent in December of 2017. He spent two years in Japan from 2015-2017, while also playing for Colorado and New York (AL).

Originally drafted by the Rockies in the 21st round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Martin owns a 4.51 career ERA (67 ER/133.2 IP) in 144 games, all in relief. Since returning from Japan, Martin has a 3.84 ERA (42 ER/97.1) in 104 games with 102 strikeouts and 10 walks.

 

Chris Martin’s Career Stats

Year Team Lg

W

L

SV

SVO

G

GS

CG

INN

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

WHIP

FIP

ERA

2014 Col NL

 0

 0

 0

 0

 16

 0

 0

 15.2

 22

 12

 12

 2

 4

 14

 1.66

 3.74

 6.89

2015 NYY AL

 0

 2

 1

 1

 24

 0

 0

 20.2

 28

 13

 13

 2

 6

 18

 1.65

 3.63

 5.66

2018 Tex AL

 1

 5

 0

 3

 46

 0

 0

 41.2

 46

 21

 21

 5

 5

 37

 1.22

 3.56

 4.54

2019 Tex AL

 0

 2

 4

 5

 38

 0

 0

 38.0

 35

 13

 13

 8

 4

 43

 1.03

 4.04

 3.08

2019 Atl NL

 1

 1

 0

 1

 20

 0

 0

 17.2

 17

 10

 8

 1

 1

 22

 1.02

 1.59

 4.08

TOTAL

 1

 3

 4

 6

 58

 0

 0

 55.2

 52

 23

 21

 9

 5

 65

 1.02

 3.25

 3.40

Totals

 2

 10

 5

 10

 144

 0

 0

 133.2

 148

 69

 67

 18

 20

 134

 1.26

 3.45

 4.51

Totals AL

 1

 9

 5

 9

 108

 0

 0

 100.1

 109

 47

 47

 15

 15

 98

 1.24

 3.74

 4.22

Totals NL

 1

 1

 0

 1

 36

 0

 0

 33.1

 39

 22

 20

 3

 5

 36

 1.32

 2.60

 5.40

 

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