Atlanta Released Tom Martin

Former Dodger pitcher Tom Martin was released by the Atlanta Braves on April 16.

Martin was signed as a free agent in 2003 by the Dodgers and recorded a 2.94 earned run average over 80 games. In 2004 his ERA ballooned to 5.58 and he was sent to Atlanta for minor league lefthander Matt Merricks, who was sent to Vero Beach. Merricks was taken by Colorado in the 2005 Rule V draft. Before coming to Los Angeles, Merricks pitched for Houston, Cleveland, the New York Mets and Tampa Bay.

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