Texas options Martinez, clears way for Holland

Texas options Martinez, clears way for Holland

The Rangers optioned right-hander Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday to open a spot for left-hander Derek Holland, who will be activated Tuesday off the 60-day disabled list.

Holland, who is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Reds, will be making his first Major League start since June 20 after dealing with left shoulder inflammation. He posted a 4.50 ERA in three rehab starts with Round Rock.

Martinez is 1-3 with a 7.16 ERA in eight games (five starts) for the Rangers this season.

A corresponding 40-man roster move will be announced Tuesday.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.