Leonys Martin fulfilling promise

Despite learning on the job, center fielder has been a key to Rangers' resurgence

Updated: August 15, 2013, 7:45 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Gary Pettis had already watched the video and devised a plan to correct center fielder Leonys Martin's issue.

When Martin tapped the Texas Rangers first-base coach on the shoulder Wednesday so they could discuss why Martin had been thrown out three consecutive times trying to steal second, Pettis sent him scurrying to watch video.

"Before, I used to have to go get him," Pettis said. "Now, he knows there's a problem and he wants to correct it.

"A lot of times he's just ...

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