St. Louis Cardinals
Career W-L
4-5
 
Career ERA
4.89
Name  Carlos Martinez
Born  9/21/1991
Height  6-0
Weight  185
Number  44
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/1/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals have sent Carlos Martinez to Triple-A Memphis.
Insight: St. Louis gave the 22-year-old a chance to start in June, but he was limited to fewer than 90 pitches in all seven starts (4.45 ERA). He gave up two runs in 1 1/3 innings Wednesday in his return to the bullpen. The Cardinals acquired John Lackey and Justin Masterson the past two days so their five rotation spots are currently filled, but they could be sending Martinez down to get stretched out as insurance in case Michael Wacha doesn't return and someone else gets hurt.
 
7/3/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: Carlos Martinez has allowed five runs on 16 hits with an 18/9 K/BB in 18 1/3 innings (2.45 ERA) since he joined the Cardinals rotation.
Insight: However, Martinez has averaged less than five innings per start because the Cardinals are still stretching out the 22-year-old. He held the Giants to one run and struck out six in five innings in a win on Thursday.
 
8/8/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Cardinals prospect Carlos Martinez left Thursday's start with a right index finger cramp, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Insight: Martinez, MLB.com's No. 25 overall prospect, was making his first big league start in place of Jake Westbrook, who had to come into Wednesday's game in relief after Shelby Miller exited with an elbow contusion. The right-hander is expected to return to the Triple-A Memphis rotation.