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Joe Martinez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Joe Martinez has retired from baseball.
Martinez, 31, posted a 5.82 ERA over parts of four seasons with four different teams. He had been with the Angels' Triple-A affiliate, where he was hammered for 23 runs -- 20 earned -- over 11 innings. Apr 21 - 8:42 PM

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Angels signed RHP Joe Martinez to a minor league contract.

Martinez spent nearly all of last season at Triple-A with the Indians, posting a 5.26 ERA over 130 innings. He's merely organizational depth.
Mar 10 - 6:11 PM

Indians sent RHP Joe Martinez outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Martinez was designated for assignment by the Indians on July 30 and passed through waivers unclaimed.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Joe Martinez for assignment.

The Indians needed to make room for reliever Marc Rzepczynski, whom they acquired from the Cardinals for Juan Herrera earlier in the day. Martinez, who owns a 5.82 ERA over portions of four major league seasons, is likely to pass through waivers unclaimed.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 06:18:00 PM

Indians optioned RHP Joe Martinez to Triple-A Columbus.

Martinez was moved in order to clear a roster spot for Carlos Carrasco to return on Saturday. The veteran right-hander went 1-0 and allowed one run in five innings of work during his brief stay with the Tribe. He'll certainly get another chance to contribute to the Indians' bullpen later this season.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 10:59:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of RHP Joe Martinez from Triple-A Columbus.

Martinez, 30, will provide bullpen depth after Friday's marathon doubleheader. He has just a 6.23 ERA over 15 Triple-A starts.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Joe Martinez to a minor league contract.

Martinez refused an outright assignment from the Diamondbacks this offseason and will look to compete for a bullpen spot with the Indians. The deal includes an invite to spring training.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 12:13:00 PM

Joe Martinez has elected free agency.

He's refused an outright assignment from the Diamondbacks and will now look to catch on elsewhere. Martinez, 29, holds an ugly 6.22 ERA over 50 2/3 career major league innings.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 11:27:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Joe Martinez from Triple-A Reno.

Martinez appeared in just one game for the D'Backs this season and was horrible in his time at Triple-A. He'll have to pitch really well next spring to put himself in consideration for a roster spot.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 12:08:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Joe Martinez to Triple-A Reno.

Martinez made just one relief appearance during his six-day stay in the major leagues. The righty will continue to provide organizational relief depth for the Snakes.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 11:16:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Joe Martinez from Triple-A Reno.

Martinez had a 4.42 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 18 1/3 innings this year at the Triple-A level. The right-hander will function as a middle reliever for the Diamondbacks.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 06:00:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Joe Martinez to a one-year contract.

Nick Piecoro says Martinez will be added to the 40-man roster, so evidently he's getting a guaranteed deal. The 28-year-old posted a 4.04 ERA over 35 games -- 16 starts -- at Triple-A in the Indians organization in 2011. He'll likely be used as a long man out of the bullpen and serve as rotation insurance.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 08:19:00 PM

Indians sent RHP Joe Martinez outright to Triple-A Columbus.

The Tribe acquired Martinez earlier this offseason from the Pirates, but he wasn't really in the running for a big league job in camp this spring. The 27-year-old carries a 6.16 career ERA in 49 2/3 total major league innings. He was outrighted to clear a 40-man roster spot for freshly-signed backup infielder Orlando Cabrera.
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 03:09:00 PM

Indians acquired RHP Joe Martinez from the Pirates for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

He was designated for assignment by the Pirates before the holidays. Martinez, who turns 28 in February, has a 6.16 ERA and 28/21 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 major league innings with Pittsburgh and San Francisco. He'll likely serve as insurance for the major league rotation and bullpen with Triple-A Columbus.
Tue, Jan 4, 2011 04:45:00 PM

Pirates designated RHP Joe Martinez for assignment.

He was cleared to open a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Kevin Correia. Martinez, who turns 28 in February, was acquired from the Giants in the Javier Lopez trade back in July. He spent most of the 2010 season at the Triple-A level, but posted a 4.12 ERA and 9/9 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 big league innings.
Wed, Dec 22, 2010 01:36:00 PM

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