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Michael Martinez | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 175
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Pirates sent INF/OF Michael Martinez outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Martinez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He's 5-for-38 (.128) this year at the major league level. Sep 7 - 3:13 PM

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Pirates designated UTIL Michael Martinez for assignment.

Martinez went 5-for-38 (.128) this year at the major league level and wasn't a whole lot better in Triple-A. He is now officially off the Pirates' 40-man roster.
Sep 2 - 4:36 PM

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

The move clears a spot for Andrew McCutchen's return from the disabled list. Martinez is hitting just .128 (5-for-39) in 26 games with the Pirates this season and figures to return as a bench player in September.
Aug 19 - 3:26 PM

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.
Jul 6 - 11:53 AM

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.
Jun 15 - 11:28 AM

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.
Jun 12 - 4:57 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 03:05:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 03:40:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:43:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 02:30:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of UTIL Michael Martinez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Martinez was designated for assignment by the Phillies on June 22 but passed through waivers and remained in the organization. He will serve as all-around depth.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 04:28:00 PM

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

Martinez was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week to open up a roster spot for reliever J.C. Ramirez. Martinez, 30, had no hits in four plate appearances with Philadelphia earlier this season.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 02:48:00 PM

Phillies designated INF/OF Michael Martinez for assignment.

Martinez was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, but the move clears a spot for J.C. Ramirez on the 40-man roster. The 30-year-old utilityman should go through waivers unclaimed and remain in the organization.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 11:20:00 AM

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

Martinez has been up with the Phillies a couple times this season but has received just four at-bats. He's clearing the way for the return of Chase Utley.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 02:06:00 PM

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

Martinez appeared in three games with the Phillies earlier this season while Michael Young was on the bereavement list. The 30-year-old will act as a utilityman.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
3Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Casey Sadler
10Bobby LaFromboise
11John Holdzkom
12Vance Worley