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Francis Euclides Martes Suazo (born November 24, 1995) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Martes was signed by the Miami Marlins as an international free agent in 2012. He made his MLB debut in 2017.

Francis Martes
Francis Martes in 2017.jpg
Martes with the Houston Astros
Houston Astros – No. 58
Pitcher
Born: (1995-11-24) November 24, 1995 (age 23)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 9, 2017, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record5–2
Earned run average5.80
Strikeouts69
Teams

CareerEdit

Martes was signed by the Miami Marlins as an international free agent in November 2012. He made his professional debut in 2013 with the Dominican Summer League Marlins. On July 31, 2014, Martes along with Colin Moran and Jake Marisnick were traded from the Marlins to the Houston Astros for Jarred Cosart, Enrique Hernández and Austin Wates.[1][2] Martes started 2015 with the Quad Cities River Bandits.[3][4] He was later that season promoted to the Lancaster JetHawks and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.[5] He returned to Corpus Christi in 2016 and after the season played in the Arizona Fall League.[6] The Astros invited Martes to spring training as a non-roster player in 2017.[7] Martes began the 2017 season with the Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[8]

The Astros promoted Martes to the majors for the first time on June 8, 2017.[9] He made his MLB debut the next day. In 32 appearances (4 starts) of 2017, Martes had a 5-2 record and a 5.80 ERA.[citation needed] He returned to Fresno in 2018. On August 15, 2018, Martes underwent Tommy John surgery.[10] On March 12, 2019, Martes was suspended for 80 games on a violation of the MLB Joint Drug Prevention & Treatment program.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MLB Trade Deadline 2014: One of the best deals of the day didn't get much attention". masslive.com. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Miami Marlins get Jarred Cosart from Houston Astros in six-player deal". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Steve Batterson. "Martes goes the distance as Bandits split". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Ray Mileur. "Astros' pitching prospect Francis Martes makes his debut". baseballessential.com. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "Astros' pro scouting strategy hits big on Francis Martes, David Paulino". Ultimate Astros. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Astros prospect Francis Martes using AFL to work on changeup". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Martes, Fisher lead Astros' spring invites | Midwest League". Milb.com. 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  8. ^ https://www.fresnobee.com/sports/mlb/fresno-grizzlies/article143656914.html
  9. ^ Young, Matt (2017-06-08). "Astros call up top pitching prospect Francis Martes from AAA - Houston Chronicle". Chron.com. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  10. ^ McTaggert, Brian. "Martes out for season after TJ surgery". MLB.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  11. ^ Footer, Alyson. "Astros' Martes gets 80-game PED suspension". MLB.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.

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