Leonys Martín
CF FA
4 days ago

Martin was named the TNT Player of the Week in the Mariners' farm system for the period of June 12-19, Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was outrighted to Triple-A back on April 27 after clearing waivers, with the move being prompted by the .111/.172/.130 line he generated over his first 58 plate appearances of the 2017 major-league campaign. He's significantly improved against the lower level of competition, however, and earned the aforementioned accolade by hitting .393 (11-for-28) with six doubles and a home run over seven games. Overall, Martin is slashing .287/.342/.465 with five homers and 14 RBI across 50 games with the Rainiers, but he looks destined to remain with the minor-league club for the time being with the Mariners' outfield seemingly well-stocked.

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin hit his first home run for Triple-A Tacoma in Sunday's win over New Orleans and is slashing .260/.302/.440 over 50 at-bats for the Rainiers.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old appears to slowly be rediscovering his stroke following an atrocious start to his major-league season that ultimately led to him being designated for assignment. Martin has been putting good wood on the ball against Triple-A arms, compiling four doubles, a triple and Sunday's homer over his 12 games thus far. A return to the big-league club doesn't appear imminent with the likes of Guillermo Heredia and Ben Gamel playing well in the absence of Mitch Haniger (oblique). However, the time refining his game at the minor-league level could ultimately pay dividends for Martin, who was hitting just .111 with the Mariners.

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin went 3-for-4 with a double in the Rainers' 2-0 victory Sunday over Sacramento.

EDGE Analysis

Designated for assignment by the Mariners on April 23, Martin eventually cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma last Thursday. He'd slashed .111/.172/.130 over 58 plate appearances before the move, so a stretch of hitting against lesser competition could be just what the 29-year-old needs to rediscover his stroke. Sunday's effort had raised Martin's average to .385 and marked the fourth game in as many with the Rainiers that he'd reached safely, but he went hitless in five at-bats on Monday.

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was off to a slow start to the season before being DFA'd by the Mariners, slashing just .111/.172/.130 over 58 plate appearances this season. His rough slash line, and the fact he is owed $4.85 million this season, likely deterred teams from putting in a waiver claim, allowing him to head back to Tacoma as part of the Mariners. He remains under Seattle's control moving forward, though the team would have to make a 40-man move should they want to recall him anytime in 2017, so he should stick in Triple-A for the foreseeable future

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin was designated for assignment Sunday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners apparently grew tired of waiting for Martin's bat to come along, and with the 29-year-old possessing no remaining minor-league options, the organization made the tough decision to remove the outfielder from the 40-man roster. Prospect Dan Vogelbach was called up to take Martin's spot on the active roster, but it's expected that Jarrod Dyson will assume most of the starts in center field, while Taylor Motter eventually moves to a full-time role in the corner outfield once Jean Segura (hamstring) is back from the DL. Though Martin was batting just .111/.172/.130 over 58 plate appearances this season, his more palatable career line of .248/.301/.359 could be enough to convince another team to put in a waiver claim. Martin is owed $4.85 million this season.

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin is sitting in place of Guillermo Heredia for the second consecutive game Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "I like the way Heredia is swinging the bat. He's given us a little energy," said manager Scott Servais.

EDGE Analysis

Martin has had a dreadful start to the season, slashing .111/.172/.130 with 14 strikeouts in 54 at-bats. Meanwhile, Heredia has made the most of his opportunities with a .333/.333/.500 slash line over a smaller 18 at-bat sample. It appears that Sevais is comfortable with giving Heredia the nod over Martin until Martin begins to regain his form.

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's, according to Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

Martin has totaled just six at-bats against left-handers all season, so it should come as little surprise that he is being held out against A's starter Sean Manaea. Jarrod Dyson will cover center field for the Mariners on Friday night.

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin extended his hitting streak to three games on Monday, but he'll head to the bench as Jarrod Dyson slides over to center field and Guillermo Heredia takes over in left.

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin went 1-for-4 with a run in Monday's 6-1 win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

It isn't much to write home about, but after seeing his average hit .083 after an 0-for-4 day against the Astros on April 12, Martin has logged his hits in three straight games. The modest streak has him up to .130, an unsightly number that nevertheless represents improvement on his historically bad start. The 29-year-old still has only one extra-base hit on the season and has yet to drive in a run, so the road back to respectability remains long.

Leonys Martín
CF FA
2 months ago

Martin is not in the lineup Friday against the Rangers, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This move may be a result of left-hander Martin Perez taking the hill for Texas, but prior reports also stated that Martin could be moving into a more limited role in the future. Nonetheless, Guillermo Heredia will take over for him in the lineup and slide Jarrod Dyson into center field duty.