Michael Martinez CF PIT 3 Months

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 CF PIT 3 Months

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 CF PIT 5 Months

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 CF PIT 6 Months

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 CF PIT 6 Months

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 CF PIT 12 Months

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 CF PIT Jul 29 '79

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 CF PIT Jul 14 '79

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.

Michael Martinez CF PIT Jun 12 '79

Phillies recalled INF/OF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Martinez has had little success during his 20 games with the Phillies this season, hitting .167 (5-for-30) with two RBI and a stolen base. He'll provide depth and versatility on the bench.

Michael Martinez CF PIT Jun 01 '79

Phillies optioned INF/OF Michael Martinez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Roger Bernadina on the active roster. Martinez is hitting .167 (5-for-30) in 20 games with the Phillies this season.