J.D. Martin Expected To Be Taken Off 40-Man Roster

Now that the Jerry Hairston Jr. contract is official, the Nationals are expected to take J.D. Martin off their 40-man roster according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson (on Twitter). The move will create room for their new utility player.

Martin, 28, has made 24 starts for the Nationals over the last two seasons, most of which came in 2009. He's pitched to a respectable 4.32 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 125 innings. Martin has spent most of the last three seasons in Triple-A, posting an excellent 3.21 ERA with 6.1 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9 in 144 innings at the level.

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4 Comments on "J.D. Martin Expected To Be Taken Off 40-Man Roster"

4 years 7 months ago

Great news, I dont want to see Martin, Mock, or Atilano pitching for us anymore. Martin was 1 – 5 for us last year. Olsen was another guy I didnt want to see anymore, but he is gone already

4 years 7 months ago

You’re absolutely right. W/L records in small sample sizes matter! Who cares what numbers this guy has put up anywhere else. 1-5?!?!? Who does he think he is? Charlie Morton?

4 years 7 months ago

Agreed. If I was running a team, I wouldn’t drop J.D. Martin for Jerry Hairston Jr. With the scarcity of pitching, Martin won’t be jobless for long.

4 years 7 months ago

This guy was the definition of replaceable and the Nats (and most teams, for that matter) have right handed guys by the dozen that throw in the high 80 with middling secondary pitches. A bulldog on the mound, but doesn’t have anywhere close to the stuff needed to succeed at the major league level.

Good luck and god speed, Mr. Martin.