Rangers get C Martinez, send pitcher to Padres

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher
Luis Martinez from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher
Ryan Kelly.
Martinez batted .203 (12 for 59) in 22 games for San Diego with
one homer and 10 RBIs. He homered for his first big league hit on
July 27 against Arizona. A 12th round draft pick in 2007, Martinez
hit .323 at Triple-A Tuscon in 58 games. He had one home run and 28
The Rangers added Martinez to the 40-man roster on Wednesday.
Kelly was 3-6 with a 3.95 ERA and nine saves in 40 appearances
for Class-A Myrtle Beach last season. The 26-year-old right-hander
was drafted by the Pirates in the 26th round in 2006.
Kelly will be assigned to Double-A San Antonio.