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Osvaldo Martinez | Shortstop

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Osvaldo Martinez is undergoing concussion protocol.
Martinez was involved in a nasty on-field collision over the weekend and is suffering from whiplash along with a possible head injury. There should be an update soon. The 27-year-old infielder is not in the running for a spot on the Orioles' Opening Day roster. Mon, Mar 7, 2016 11:17:00 AM

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Orioles re-signed INF Osvaldo Martinez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Martinez spent all of 2015 at Double-A Bowie, hitting just .252/.310/.303. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 and is merely a depth guy.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Orioles signed INF Osvaldo Martinez to a minor league contract.

Martinez hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2011 and batted just .254/.309/.325 this past season in the minor leagues. The 26-year-old will serve as organizational infield depth for the O's.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Braves acquired INF Osvaldo Martinez from the Dodgers.

No word yet on what the Dodgers will receive in return. Martinez will report to Triple-A Gwinnett and function as infield depth for the Braves.
Sun, May 18, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Dodgers re-signed INF Osvaldo Martinez to a minor league contract.

The deal includes a spring training invite. Martinez, 24, was acquired from the White Sox in July for cash considerations and batted .255/.296/.275 in 39 games with Triple-A Albuqueruque. He'll likely serve as minor league depth again in 2013.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 05:05:00 PM

Dodgers acquired INF Osvaldo Martinez from the White Sox for cash considerations.

Martinez, who was acquired from the Marlins last September as part of the Ozzie Guillen deal, was hitting just .178 with zero homers and a .450 OPS over 230 plate appearances with Triple-A Charlotte this season. The 24-year-old will serve as organizational depth.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 03:18:00 PM

White Sox sent INF Osvaldo Martinez outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

He's now off the 40-man roster after hitting just .184/.233/.248 in 40 games with Charlotte this season. The White Sox' 40-man roster is now at 37.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 10:53:00 PM

White Sox acquired SS Osvaldo Martinez and RHP Jhan Marinez from the Marlins for manager Ozzie Guillen.

The odd agreement was finalized on Tuesday afternoon, with Guillen signing a four-year contract to the be the new manager of the Miami Marlins. Martinez, a 23-year-old infielder, was selected in the 11th round of the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft. He's a decent defender with good speed, but is far from a major prospect. Marinez is a 23-year-old middle reliever.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 02:40:00 PM

Jesse Sanchez of reports that Osvaldo Martinez will be sent to the White Sox along with a minor league pitcher in exchange for manager Ozzie Guillen.

Martinez, 23, was an 11th round selection in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft. Known more for his defense than offense, he batted just .245/.296/.322 with three home runs and 26 RBI in 371 plate appearances this season at Triple-A New Orleans. He can't really be considered a prospect. The trade is expected to go final on Wednesday.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 09:07:00 AM

Marlins optioned INF Osvaldo Martinez to Triple-A New Orleans.

Martinez was up for nearly a week but received just three plate appearances and didn't get a hit. He's being sent down to clear room for Omar Infante, who will return from the disabled list.
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 08:25:00 AM

Marlins recalled INF Osvaldo Martinez from Triple-A New Orleans.

Martinez has a .158 batting average over 19 at-bats in two stints with the big club this season. He'll serve as middle infield depth with Hanley Ramirez and Omar Infante on the DL.
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 09:22:00 AM

Marlins optioned INF Osvaldo Martinez to Triple-A New Orleans.

He was cleared to make room for Wednesday's starter Elih Villanueva on the active roster. Martinez has a .158 batting average over 19 at-bats in two stints with the big club this season.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 11:19:00 PM

Marlins recalled SS Osvaldo Martinez from Triple-A New Orleans.

Just 23 years old, Martinez went 1-for-8 during a brief call-up earlier this season. He could see a little bit of playing time with Hanley Ramirez currently dealing with a back injury.
Fri, Jun 3, 2011 01:38:00 PM

Marlins optioned SS Osvaldo Martinez to Triple-A New Orleans.

Martinez was called up April 22 but appeared in only nine games and collected just one hit in seven at-bats. Clay Hensley will take his spot on the active roster.
Sat, May 21, 2011 07:34:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of SS Osvaldo Martinez from Triple-A New Orleans.

He is taking Logan Morrison's place on the Marlins' 25-man roster after LoMo landed on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury on Thursday. Martinez hit a solid .326 in 43 at-bats for Florida last year, but has been just a .271 hitter throughout his minor-league career, and has little to no power. He's not worth a look in NL-only leagues.
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 01:29:00 PM

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