Michael Martinez 3B CLE 3 months ago

The Indians announced Thursday that Martinez will not open the season on the active roster.

Martinez's versatility kept him in contention for a roster spot up to this point, but the Indians ultimately decided to stick with Mike Aviles and Ryan Raburn as their utility players. Martinez's next step is uncertain, but his season will open with Triple-A Columbus if he sticks with the Indians.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 5 months ago

Martinez signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.Martinez has split time between the minors and majors in each of the past three seasons, but his lack of production at the plate has prevented him from sustaining a spot on a major league roster. He will join the Indians on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, giving him another shot at a spot in the bigs. His greatest asset is his ability to play multiple positions defensively, but he will need to turn things around at the plate if he wants any hope of breaking camp in the majors.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 10 months ago

Martinez was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday.

Martinez's greatest attribute is the ability to play multiple positions, but that skill became less of a necessity with the Pirates' September call-ups reinforcing the depth at all the deficient areas. The 31-year-old Martinez offers little aptitude will the bat, likely resulting in him having to settle for a minor-league contract in the offseason.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 11 months ago

Martinez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

With Andrew McCutchen (ribs) returning from the DL Tuesday, Martinez will head back to Triple-A, where he owns a .252/.302/.322 slash line in 270 at-bats this season. The 31-year-old has appeared in 26 games for Pittsburgh, going just 5-for-39 at the plate with 13 strikeouts.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 12 months ago

Pirates recalled INF/OF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Martinez is replacing Clint Barmes (groin) on the roster. The utility player was hitless in three at-bats during his brief time with the big club earlier this season.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 1 year ago

Pirates optioned INF/OF Michael Martinez to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Martinez was hitless in three at-bats during his brief time with the big club. He's clearing room on the roster for the addition of Sunday starter Vance Worley.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 1 year ago

Pirates purchased the contract of INF/OF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Martinez owns an ugly .187/.234/.261 batting line in the majors, but he's capable of playing all over the diamond. The 31-year-old will function as a utility player for Pittsburgh.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 2 years ago

Pirates signed UTIL Michael Martinez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Martinez will try to earn a spot on the Pirates' bench next spring. He's a .187/.234/.261 career hitter in the major leagues but can play a variety of positions.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 2 years ago

Phillies re-signed INF/OF Michael Martinez to a minor league contract.

Martinez had elected free agency after being outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster, but he's now back in the organization. He owns an ugly .187/.234/.261 batting line over 396 plate appearances in the majors.

Michael Martinez 3B CLE 2 years ago

Phillies sent INF/OF Michael Martinez outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The move clears Martinez from the 40-man roster. The 31-year-old batted .175 (7-for-40) in 29 games with the Phillies this season and now owns an ugly .187/.234/.261 batting line over 396 plate appearances in the majors.