Braves acquire OF J.P. Martinez from Rangers

Field Level Media

January 26, 2024 at 5:01 pm.

The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder J.P. Martinez from the Texas Rangers on Friday for minor league right-hander Tyler Owens.

Martinez, 27, batted .225 (9-for-40) with one homer and four RBIs in 17 games with the Rangers last season. He hit .297 with 14 homers, 60 RBIs and 41 stolen bases in 82 games split between three different levels of minor league baseball.

Owens, 23, posted a 0-6 record with four saves and a 3.03 ERA in 29 games (15 starts) last season split between Double-A Mississippi and High-A Rome. He is 5-15 with nine saves and a 4.37 ERA in 77 career minor-league appearances (32 starts).