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Michael Martinez | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 175
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Indians signed INF/OF Michael Martinez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Martinez batted just .128/.209/.154 in 44 plate appearances last season for the Pirates and he is a .181/.231/.251 career hitter at the major league level. The 32-year-old utilityman seems doubtful to find a spot on Cleveland's Opening Day roster. Feb 11 - 4:10 PM

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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.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 03:13:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:36:00 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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 03:26:00 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.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 11:53:00 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.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 11:28:00 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.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 04:57:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Austin Adams
5Zach McAllister
6Ryan Webb
7Josh Tomlin
8Nick Hagadone
9Jeff Manship
10Michael Roth