Former Dos Palos High star Cody Martin is headed back to the big leagues – and set to make his first career start for the Oakland A’s.
With major league rosters expanding to 40, the right-handed pitcher will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Tuesday night’s game at O.co Coliseum against the Anaheim Angels’ Matt Shoemaker as a replacement for Chris Bassitt, who has a sore shoulder.
Martin, 25, made his major league debut earlier this season with the Atlanta Braves, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2011 out of Gonzaga. Martin made 21 appearances for the Braves, going 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA in 21 appearances as a reliever.
He was acquired by the A’s in July for international slot money.
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Martin since has made 10 starts for the A’s Triple-A team, going 3-4 with a 5.33 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 54 innings.
Martin was already with the A’s in Oakland on Monday night. He told reporters he expects to have 10-20 family and friends at Tuesday’s game.