Martin, 28, was designated for assignment last week by the Rockies, who needed to create space on their 40-man roster for recently signed catcher Nick Hundley. Martin posted a rather unlucky 6.89 ERA (his FIP was more than three runs lower) in 15⅔ innings for Colorado in 2014.
A heartfelt message to Martin, the best part of the return in last offseason's Jonathan Herrera trade:
Don't Panic, Chris, for Everything's Not Lost. After all, you'll get to experience a good kind of A Rush of Blood to the Head, and if you pitch like you're capable of pitching -- at High Speed -- you could wind up taking on the role of the great 42 in the Bronx. Be grateful you're out of Colorado, because remember: We Never Change.
See You Soon.