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Francisco Martinez | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers sent OF Francisco Martinez outright to Double-A Erie.
He's now off the 40-man roster. Martinez has hit just .228/.282/.298 with one homer over 37 games with Erie this season. Fri, May 23, 2014 01:44:00 PM

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Tigers acquired OF Francisco Martinez from the Mariners in exchange for cash or a player to the named later.

Martinez was sent from the Tigers to the Mariners in the Doug Fister deal but flopped in the Seattle organization, batting just .206/.242/.254 with 43 strikeouts in 136 plate appearances this season at Double-A Jackson. He's just 22, so his original organization is hoping he'll right the ship with a change of scenery.
Sun, Jun 2, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Mariners designated OF Francisco Martinez for assignment.

Martinez was batting just .206/.242/.254 with 43 strikeouts in 136 plate appearances this season at Double-A Jackson, but he's only 22 years old and should draw interest from other teams. The native of Venezuela recently converted from third base to corner outfield.
Mon, May 27, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Mariners recalled 3B Francisco Martinez from Double-A Jackson.

Martinez had a rough go at it Jackson this year, batting an ugly .227/.315/.295. He obviously needs plenty more seasoning.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 01:30:00 PM

Marinerts optioned 3B Francisco Martinez to Triple-A Tacoma.

Martinez batted .289/.321/.426 with 10 home runs, 69 RBI and a .746 OPS over 509 plate appearances at the Double-A level last season. The 21-year-old needs to work on his plate discipline before he's ready for a taste of the big leagues.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 03:55:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of 3B Francisco Martinez from Double-A Jackson.

The move protects him from December's Rule 5 Draft. Martinez, a 21-year-old third baseman, was acquired from the Tigers in July as part of the Doug Fister deal. He batted .289/.321/.426 with 10 home runs, 69 RBI and a .746 OPS over 509 plate appearances at the Double-A level this season. While his plate discipline needs improvement, he has held his own offensively against older competition.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 10:17:00 PM

Mariners acquired 3B Francisco Martinez from the Tigers in the Doug Fister deal.

Martinez, 20, was ranked by Baseball America coming into the season as the Tigers' fourth-best prospect, but he was blocked by Nick Castellanos and thus was viewed by Detroit as expendable. He hasn't been terribly productive in the minors to this point and sports a .279/.316/.402 batting line with seven homers this season for Double-A Erie. He's young for the Eastern League, though, and profiles as a solid regular if he can reach his potential.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 01:35:00 PM