Michael Martinez
2B/3B/OF BOS
2 days 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/3B/OF BOS
3 days 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/3B/OF BOS
2 weeks 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/3B/OF BOS
3 weeks 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.

Michael Martinez
2B/3B/OF BOS
3 weeks ago

Martinez was designated for assignment prior to Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez came into Friday's game and went 0-for-3 during his three at-bats in the extra-inning contest. He was originally called up from Triple-A Columbus on May 14 and has hit .283/.306/.383 with one home run and three RBI during 60 at-bats as a member of the Indians. In a corresponding move, the team recalled pitcher Shawn Morimando to help provide some extra pitching for Saturday's game.

Michael Martinez
2B/3B/OF BOS
1 month ago

Martinez went 3-for-3 with his first homer of the season, two RBI and two runs against the Royals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

It's not often that you seen a effort like this out of the utility man, who was a late addition to Wednesday's lineup with an ankle bruise holding Jose Ramirez out, giving Martinez the opportunity to play third base and bat ninth. He starts but rarely, and despite his small-sample-size .310 average, there's no reason to think Martinez is in the midst of a breakout.

Michael Martinez
2B/3B/OF BOS
2 months ago

Martinez is a late addition in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Jose Ramirez was slotted into the lineup card before being scratched from the contest with a bruised left ankle. In his place, Martinez will man second base and bat ninth for the Indians.

Michael Martinez
2B/3B/OF BOS
2 months ago

Martinez went hitless for the second straight game in Tuesday's dual with the White Sox. He struck out twice.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez is now 0-for-8 in his last two games after going 5-for-12 in the six games prior. The 33-year-old utility man has never really experienced sustained success at the major league level as he holds a career .190 average but he's 5-for-20 (.250) so far in 2016. With Michael Brantley expected to return in early June, Martinez will likely head back to Triple-A Columbus, but until then, he has an opportunity to prove he should stick around.

Michael Martinez
2B/3B/OF BOS
2 months ago

Martinez was called up from Triple-A on Saturday, WTAM 1100's Nick Camino reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old journeyman was hitting .288/.351/.442 with two home runs and two steals in 27 games at Triple-A, but his .187/.235/.256 career line in 204 MLB games speaks to his big league potential. The move corresponded with Michael Brantley (shoulder) being placed on the 15-day DL, and Jose Ramirez should be expected to see the bulk of the starts in left field while Brantley is out.

Michael Martinez
2B/3B/OF BOS
3 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with two strikeouts in Triple-A Columbus' 6-1 loss to Louisville on Wednesday. He's now batting .385 over 13 at-bats this season.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was given ample opportunity to prove himself this spring with 47 at-bats but he only connected on ten hits for a .213 average. The 33-year-old has been called up five separate times in the past five years by Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland and has thoroughly unimpressed, posting a .187 BA over 433 at-bats. However, given his ability to play both infield and outfield as well as his experience in the majors, he could be a likely candidate to receive a call up this year if the Indians have a roster spot to fill.