Leonys Martin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rangers' Leonys Martin victom of kidnapping and extortion

    Miami Herald "Leonys Martin Tapanes seemed like yet another Cuban baseball player with tremendous promise when he signed a $15.5 million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2011. But there apparently is a darker story behind Martin’s climb from poverty to Major League Baseball success. The U.S. attorney’s..." December 05

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    Rangers manager Ron Washington said as of now the plan is for Leonys Martin to leadoff for Rangers.

  • Leonys Martin atop Rangers' contingency plan if Nelson Cruz is suspended

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "An outfielder of, from left to right, David Murphy, Craig Gentry and Leonys Martin would be manager Ron Washington's initial alignment if right fielder Nelson Cruz were suspended because of his link to a Miami anti-aging clinic. The Rangers would lose a significant amount of power if Cruz, who..." June 05

  • Should we expect a power surge from Texas Rangers’ Leonys Martin after first big league homer? ‘No, no, no’

    Dallas Morning News "In career at-bat No. 84, Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin joined the Home Run Club. Martin hit his first major-league home run in the 11-3 win over Seattle. He hooked a flat sinker from Seattle right-hander Aaron Harang to right-center to tie the score at 1-1 in the second. “I’m..." April 22

  • Rangers get glimpse of Martin's potential

    Fox Sports Southwest "While rookie pitcher Nick Tepesch was the big story Tuesday night for the Rangers, another young player also took a big step in the 6-1 win over Tampa Bay. Center fielder Leonys Martin had his first multi-hit game of the season. Hitting out of the No. 9 spot in the order, Martin was 2-for-3..." April 10

  • Cuban defector Martin becomes a U.S. citizen

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Leonys Martin is in the midst of one of the best times in his life. He is playing well in spring training and could emerge as the Texas Rangers’ everyday center fielder. Martin, a 25-year-old who defected from Cuba in 2010, also became a United States citizen Monday in Miami. “It’s one of..." March 20

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