Astros' Martin goes on IL with elbow injury

Houston's No. 4 prospect left Sunday's start after four innings

Corbin Martin appeared in five games in the Majors this season, going 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA. (Jim Redman/

By Brian Stultz / | June 25, 2019 11:17 PM

Corbin Martin headed to the Major Leagues earlier this year, but now he's going on the seven-day injured list.

The fourth-ranked Astros prospect left Sunday's start after four innings with elbow discomfort and went to Houston to be evaluated by team doctors.

"He came out and didn't feel right with his elbow, so we brought him to Houston and he's being evaluated," Astros president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow told "We're currently waiting for diagnosis and figure out what we're going to do."

2019 MiLB include's No. 48 overall prospect appeared in five games for Houston this season, going 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA and 19 strikeouts before being sent down to Triple-A on June 4. He was called up to The Show for the first time on May 12.

In two stints with the Express this season, the 2017 second-round pick posted a 2-1 record with a 3.13 ERA over 37 1/3 innings, striking out 45 while putting up a 1.37 WHIP.

Prior to exiting Sunday's game, Martin allowed three runs on six hits while striking out five against Iowa.

Brian Stultz is a contributor to Follow him on Twitter @brianjstultz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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