Luis Martinez C BOS 4 months ago

Martinez signed a minor-league contract with Boston, Sox Prospects reports.

The 29-year-old Martinez split time last season between the Angels and Athletics organizations, playing for both teams' Triple-A affiliates. He has 32 games of major-league experience and will serve as the insurance call-up at catcher should Christian Vazquez or Ryan Hanigan suffer injury in Boston. He's essentially taking the role of Dan Butler, who spent some time at Boston last season, but was designated for assignment in the offseason and traded to Washington in January 2015.

Luis Martinez C BOS 2 years ago

Angels signed C Luis Martinez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Martinez, who turns 29 in April, batted .257/.319/.346 over 62 games this past season between the Orioles' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. He will likely function as minor league depth in 2014.

Luis Martinez C BOS 2 years ago

Luis Martinez (oblique) was scheduled to hit Tuesday.

Martinez strained his left oblique two weeks ago while swinging a bat and has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut. The 27-year-old is expected to open the season in Triple-A.

Luis Martinez C BOS 2 years ago

Luis Martinez strained his left oblique while swinging a bat Tuesday.

Martinez left the field as a precaution and still hopes to be available for Wednesday's intrasquad game. The 27-year-old backstop projects to open the season with Triple-A Norfolk.

Luis Martinez C BOS 2 years ago

Orioles sent C Luis Martinez outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Martinez was designated for assignment earlier this week but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. A 27-year-old catcher, he batted .270/.350/.386 last season at the Triple-A level.

Luis Martinez C BOS 2 years ago

Orioles designated C Luiz Martinez for assignment.

The O's claimed Martinez off waivers from the Rangers in early January. A 27-year-old catcher, he batted just .270/.350/.386 last season at the Triple-A level.

Luis Martinez C BOS 2 years ago

Orioles claimed C Luis Martinez off waivers from the Rangers.

Martinez had been designated for assignment last month. The 27-year-old backstop appeared in 10 games with the Rangers in 2012 but spent the majority of the year at Triple-A Round Rock.

Luis Martinez C BOS 2 years ago

Rangers designated C Luis Martinez for assignment.

Martinez was cleared to make room for the newly-signed A.J. Pierzynski on the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old backstop appeared in 10 games with the Rangers this past season, but spent the majority of the year at Triple-A Round Rock.

Luis Martinez C BOS 3 years ago

Rangers recalled C Luis Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

The 27-year-old backstop appeared in one game with the Rangers earlier this season as a defensive replacement and did not get an at-bat. He'll serve as the club's backup catcher behind Geovany Soto while Mike Napoli recovers from a strained quad.

Luis Martinez C BOS 3 years ago

Rangers recalled C Luis Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Martinez is on his way to Seattle, and likely will arrive just after the first pitch on Saturday. While the corresponding move won't be Napoli going to the DL, this does mean that he's unlikely to play behind the plate anytime soon. In 50 games for Triple-A Round Rock, Martinez was hitting .262 with two homers and 17 RBI. He'll provide catching depth in the wake of Napoli's injury.