Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
6 hours ago

Martinez cleared waivers and has elected free agency, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was designated for assignment earlier in the week after going just 2-for-26 (.077) during his brief stint with the Rays. Rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A, Martinez will look to catch on elsewhere, which he should have no problem doing given his previous major-league experience and versatility in the field.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
4 days ago

Martinez was designated for assignment by the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was almost designated for assignment earlier in the month before a roster spot opened back up with Brad Miller (groin) heading to the DL. Now, the 34-year-old was officially DFA'd in order to clear room on the active roster for Trevor Plouffe. Martinez struggled in his limited playing with the Rays time this season, collecting just two hits in 26 at-bats (.077). He'll likely head to Triple-A if the Rays are able to pass him through waivers.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
2 weeks ago

Martinez will not be designated for assignment by the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Brad Miller going on the DL due to a right groin strain, Martinez will remain on the Rays' 40-man roster for the time being. The utility infielder hasn't performed well in limited playing time this season, going 5-for-30 from the dish after being acquired form the Indians on May 18. He'll keep his place on the roster while Miller recovers and could even see an increase in playing time, but may very well be delaying the inevitable.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
2 weeks ago

Martinez was designated for assignment Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was acquired by the Rays in mid-May after he was designated for assignment by the Indians. The utility infielder struggled in his limited action with the Rays, collecting just one hit in 19 at-bats. He'll likely join Triple-A Durham if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
4 weeks ago

Martinez went 0-for-7 with a run scored and three strikeouts in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Twins in 15 innings.

EDGE Analysis

The utility infielder is batting only .185 with no RBI and two runs in 32 plate appearances for the Rays after being brought over from Cleveland. Ramirez is currently sharing time with Daniel Robertson at the keystone with Brad Miller (abdomen) on the DL. The light-hitting 34-year-old is a desperation middle infield option in the deepest of AL-only affairs.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
1 month ago

Martinez was traded to the Rays on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was designated for assignment by the Indians on May 14 despite going 4-for-11 in 15 games for them this season, but it seems like his versatility caught the eye of the Rays. He doesn't have anywhere to play on the big-league roster at this time, but he could be one of the first guys called up if injuries plague Tampa Bay given his vast MLB experience.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
1 month ago

The Indians designated Martinez for assignment Sunday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite going 4-for-11 at the plate and appearing in 15 games, the switch-hitting Martinez couldn't hold down a role for the big club, who decided to recall a higher-upside utility man in Erik Gonzalez from the minors to take Martinez's spot. If no other teams puts in a waiver claim for Martinez, the 32-year-old journeyman will be outrighted to Triple-A Columbus.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
2 months ago

Martinez has logged just six plate appearances (1-for-5 with a walk) over team's first 19 games of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The utility man, whose offensive deficiencies are evidenced by his .197 career batting average, is one of the least-used players on any MLB active roster. With Jason Kipnis' recent return from shoulder issues, Martinez's services may not be needed much longer by the Tribe.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
3 months ago

The Indians purchased Martinez's contract from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez, a career journeyman who has split time between the big leagues and Triple-A for much of the last six seasons, was able to secure an Opening Day roster spot thanks in large part to his versatility rather than his skills as a hitter. He could end up seeing a few starts per week as the Indians look to fill the void at second base in the absence of Jason Kipnis (shoulder), but even in a quasi-full-time role, it will be difficult to wring much value out of Martinez even in AL-only leagues. Over 578 career plate appearances, Martinez has mustered a .197/.241/.266 batting line.

Michael Martínez
2B/3B/CF/RF FA
3 months ago

Martinez is expected to make the Indians' Opening Day roster.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old's major-league career has been rather underwhelming to this point, as he owns a career batting average below the .200 mark (.197) and hasn't had a K-rate below 21 percent since 2012. However, with Jason Kipnis battling a shoulder injury, Martinez will likely fill in at second base in the earliest stages of the regular season.