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Michael Martinez | Outfielder | #1

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Indians claimed INF/OF Michael Martinez off waivers from the Red Sox.
Martinez will return to Cleveland less than a month after the Indians traded him to the Red Sox for cash considerations. He collected one hit in six at-bats for Boston before he was waived to make room for top prospect Andrew Benintendi. The 32-year-old utility man has started at five different positions this year. Aug 4 - 4:22 PM

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Red Sox designated INF/OF Michael Martinez for assignment.

Top prospect Andrew Benintendi will take his spot on the 40-man roster on Tuesday. Martinez was acquired from the Indians last month and went 1-for-6 over four games. He's expendable now that Brock Holt is expected to move into a utility role.
Aug 2 - 8:45 AM

Red Sox purchased the contract of INF/OF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

He'll function as a utility player for the Red Sox in the wake of the injury to Brock Holt. He provides nice depth with his ability to play multiple positions.
Jul 9 - 1:38 PM

Red Sox acquired INF/OF Michael Martinez from the Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

Martinez was removed from the 40-man roster recently and now finds himself in another organization. The utility player will give the Red Sox depth at multiple positions.
Jul 8 - 3:04 PM

Indians designated INF/OF Michael Martinez for assignment.

Martinez had actually done a nice job for the Indians, slashing .283/.306/.383 with a homer and three RBI in 63 plate appearances. He became a casualty of the team needing extra bullpen arms after Friday's 19-inning thriller against the Blue Jays.
Jul 2 - 10:40 AM

Michael Martinez hit his first MLB homer since 2012 as part of a 3-for-3 game against the Royals on Wednesday.

It was Martinez's sixth homer in 475 at-bats since he debuted with the Phillies in 2011. The big night raised his season OPS from .590 to .762 and could earn him some additional playing time at third base in the short term.
Jun 15 - 11:53 PM

Indians purchased the contract of INF/OF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Columbus.

Martinez, re-signed in the offseason as a minor league free agent, is hitting .288/.351/.442 while playing a host of positions with the minor league club. He'll be a super-utility player for the Indians in Michael Brantley's absence.
May 14 - 11:39 AM

Indians re-signed OF Michael Martinez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Martinez spent the 2015 season in the Indians' organization before opting for free agency. The 33-year-old batted .289/.344/.424 with Triple-A Columbus last season.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Michael Martinez has opted for free agency.

Martinez declined a minor league assignment after being outrighted off the Indians' 40-man roster. The 33-year-old was a September call-up after batting .289/.344/.424 with Triple-A Columbus this season. He figures to get a spring training invite somewhere.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Indians purchased the contract of INF/OF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Columbus.

Martinez has hit .289/.344/.424 for Columbus this season. He'll operate in a utility role the rest of the way.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 05:18:00 PM

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.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 04:10:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
4Michael Brantley
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Coco Crisp
3Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Ryan Merritt
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Kyle Crockett
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner
14Adam Plutko