Martin brings wealth of relief experience to Red Sox

Martin brings wealth of relief experience to Red Sox

Martin brings wealth of relief experience to Red Sox

BOSTON -- The Red Sox added an experienced bullpen arm in the ninth round of the of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

Boston took Kyle Martin, a senior out of Texas A&M, with the 263rd overall pick hoping he can develop into a reliable arm in the 'pen.

Martin is listed at 6-foot-6 and 195 pounds, and he brings a wealth of experience from his collegiate career. The right-hander ranks third in school history with 98 appearances over his four years. He posted a 4.91 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings in 2013.

Those numbers are actually worse than statistics from his junior season when he went 6-5 with a 3.20 ERA in 56 1/3 innings.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Martin in the 35th round of the 2012 Draft, but he chose to return for his final year in college.

Michael Periatt is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.