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Michael Martinez | Outfielder | #1

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / WAS
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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

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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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Kyle Crockett