Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
1 week ago

Martinez signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez hasn't had much success at the plate during his time in the big leagues, but his positional utility was valuable enough to the Indians to bring him back after casting him off the 40-man roster in late November. However, this versatility really doesn't help the 34-year-old's fantasy outlook, making him largely irrelevant unless his bat comes to life next season.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
1 week ago

Martinez signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite with the Indians on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez's chances to make the major league roster will rely on a 40-man spot opening up for him and the Indians needing depth somewhere on defense. He's 34 years old and has a career-high OPS of .624, so the ceiling here is extraordinarily low.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
2 weeks ago

Martinez was outrighted off the Indians' 40-man roster on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Also not good for Martinez is that the Indians have an interest in bringing in a utility man on a minor league deal with a spring training invite, per MLB.com's Jordan Bastian, so Martinez could face an uphill battle if he wants to to return the big leagues with Cleveland. The 34-year-old put up a .238/.267/.307 line in 106 plate appearances last season while fielding six different positions.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
4 months ago

Martinez was added to the 25-man roster on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Cleveland claimed Martinez off waivers on Thursday and he will join the active roster Friday. He spent a brief period in the Red Sox's organization after the Indians traded him to Boston for cash considerations in early July, but he will return to Cleveland to serve as a bench bat. He has seen time all over the field, playing second, third, shortstop, and all three outfield positions.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
4 months ago

Martinez was claimed off waivers by Cleveland on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will go back to Cleveland after starting the season as a member of the club before getting traded to Boston in early July. He was recently DFA'd by the Red Sox on August 2 to make room for Andrew Benintendi on the roster. Martinez will be added to the 25-man roster Friday prior to the Indians' game against the Yankees.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
4 months ago

Martinez has been designated for assignment, ESPN's Scott Lauber reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will cede his 40-man and 25-man spots to top prospect Andrew Benintendi, who figures to see a considerable amount of playing time in left field. The 33-year-old Martinez had just six at-bats during his two-week stint with the Red Sox.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
5 months ago

Martinez started in right field for the injured Mookie Betts (knee) on Saturday and misplayed two balls in Boston's 11-9 loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez took a bad path to a ball that got caught up in the wind in the first inning, leading to Minnesota's first run. Later, with two outs in the seventh inning and Boston leading by three runs, he misjudged a catchable ball that fueled a five-run outburst to give Minnesota the lead. Betts' injury isn't considered serious, but the Red Sox may have to find a different solution in right field if he isn't ready to return Sunday.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
5 months ago

Martinez entered Friday night's game to play right field when Mookie Betts (knee) was forced to leave. He had a single in two at-bats and made a pair of nice defensive plays.

EDGE Analysis

Betts' injury came out of nowhere, but apparently it's been developing since the All-Star break, according to Bill Ballou of the Providence Journal. He's listed as day-to-day, so Martinez may get another start or two while the Red Sox investigate Betts' knee.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
5 months ago

Martinez has been added to Boston's major league roster, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox made a series of moves Saturday afternoon, including recalling Martinez while simultaneously sending Marco Hernandez down to Triple-A Pawtucket. Martinez, who was acquired from Cleveland on Friday, hit .283 with three RBI and one home run in 60 at-bats as an Indian. Through 27 Triple-A games this season, he slashed .288/.351/.442 with 12 RBI.

Michael Martinez
2B/CF/RF CLE
5 months ago

Martinez was traded to Boston for cash considerations Friday, Tribeinsider reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was designated for assignment Saturday after seeing limited playing time throughout June but will now pack his bags and join the Red Sox. The 33-year-old, who's made starts at five different positions this season, will provide depth all over for the diamond for Boston going forward.