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Leonys Martin | Outfielder | #12

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Mariners sent OF Leonys Martin outright to Triple-A Tacoma.
Martin was designated for assignment by Seattle earlier this week after batting .111/.172/.130 over his first 58 plate appearances. The 29-year-old outfielder passed through waivers unclaimed primarily because he's making a $4.85 million salary in 2017. He should get another shot with the Mariners at some point this summer. Apr 27 - 3:01 PM

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Mariners designated OF Leonys Martin for assignment.

Martin was off to a brutal .111/.172/.130 start this season, but it's a surprise that the Mariners are cutting him loose given his plus defense and ability to steal bases and offer a little pop when he's right. He could clear waivers given his $4.85 million salary, but Martin won't be out of a job long. The Tigers are an obvious fit. Jarrod Dyson will slide over to handle center field now, with the Mariners likely going with a combination of Guillermo Heredia, Taylor Motter and Danny Valencia in left.
Apr 23 - 1:11 PM

Leonys Martin went 0-for-4 and struck out twice in Monday's loss to the Astros.

The Mariners should be sitting either Martin or Jarrod Dyson against left-handers in favor of Guillermo Heredia, but they had both in there against Dallas Keuchel tonight, perhaps to give them the honor of starting on Opening Day. Most likely, Dyson will do more sitting versus southpaws than Martin. Both would be platoon players on an ideal roster, but there's no way the Mariners can make that work while carrying 13 pitchers.
Apr 3 - 11:11 PM

Leonys Martin contributed three hits Wednesday in the Mariners' Cactus League win over the Indians.

Not a bad day at the office for No. 12. Martin's monster afternoon included a first-inning single, a double in the third and another two-bagger in the sixth. Martin had been hitless in five spring at-bats prior to Wednesday's explosion. One of the only outfielders left after Seattle's offseason remodeling, Martin is penciled in as the Mariners' everyday center fielder.
Mar 1 - 7:16 PM

Leonys Martin arrived in Mariners' camp on Wednesday.

Martin was late to camp because he testified Tuesday in a human-trafficking trial in Miami. It shouldn't take him long to get up to speed. The 28-year-old batted .247/.306/.378 with 15 homers, 47 RBI, and 24 steals over 143 games last season. He'll function as Seattle's primary center fielder again in 2017.
Feb 22 - 9:33 AM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Tuesday that Leonys Martin could arrive in camp on Wednesday.

Martin is currently testifying in Miami regarding a Cuban human-trafficking case. Previous reports indicated that his testimony could stretch into Wednesday, but either way, it shouldn't be long before he officially reports.
Feb 21 - 11:18 AM

Leonys Martin will be a late arrival at Mariners spring training.

Manager Scott Servais said Martin might not arrive until Tuesday or Wednesday. Martin is reportedly healthy and is back in Miami dealing with a personal matter. The 28-year-old blasted a career-high 15 homers in 2016.
Feb 18 - 7:37 PM

Mariners and OF Leonys Martin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.85 million contract.

It's a nice salary bump for Martin in his second year of arbitration eligibility. He batted .247/.306/.378 with 15 homers and 24 steals last season and will function as the M's regular center fielder again in 2017.
Jan 13 - 2:17 PM

Leonys Martin went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Martin and the Mariner offense was mostly helpless outside of a two-run triple by Robinson Cano, as they ultimately fell by a 10-2 score. With the hit-less, three-strikeout showing under his belt, the 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .247/.306/.389 with 15 homers, 44 RBI and 19 steals over 478 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 01:59:00 AM

Leonys Martin finished 4-for-4 with three doubles and three runs scored Monday against the Angels.

A rare outburst from Martin of late. Martin has just five homers since the beginning of June after hitting nine the first two months. Factoring in his defense, he's still been a solid regular for the Mariners.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 01:37:00 AM

Leonys Martin is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Saturday against the Athletics.

It's nothing more than a routine day off for the dynamic center fielder. Ben Gamel will start in his place and bat eighth against Kendall Graveman and the Athletics on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Leonys Martin had a single, a sac fly, a stolen base and two outfield assists Wednesday as the Mariners edged the Angels 4-3.

The Angels made a couple too many outs on the basepaths in this one. Martin has been awfully quiet offensively of late; he had 10 homers the first two months before going on the DL, but he's hit just four in 58 games since. He's unlikely to go back to being of much use in mixed leagues, but the Mariners will keep him in the lineup for his defense.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 02:03:00 AM

Leonys Martin delivered a two-run double off Aroldis Chapman in the eighth inning on Saturday, propelling the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs.

The Mariners entered the eighth inning trailing 1-0, but started a rally with a pair of leadoff walks against Jake Arrieta. Hector Rondon was summoned to face a pair of right-handers, retiring them both before Chapman came on to face Martin. Martin crushed a 1-1 offering to center field, plating the tying and go-ahead run. He then deftly swiped third base and scampered home on a wild pitch providing valuable insurance. Martin finished the day 2-for-4 and is now hitting .250/.324/.427 with 13 homers, 32 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Leonys Martin secured the Mariners' only hit in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Martin's little single was all the M's could manage against J.A. Happ and company. While he has had a few big moments this month -- including a two-homer performance against the White Sox on July 20 -- Martin has struggled for the most part since the calendar flipped. He entered Sunday's contest holding a soggy .188/.316/.359 triple-slash over 64 July at-bats.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 03:47:00 PM

Leonys Martin launched a walk-off solo home run to end Wednesday's 6-5, 11-inning win over the White Sox, his second homer of the game.

Martin's first shot was of the two-run variety. He socked it off White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez in the second inning. The 28-year-old outfielder waited until the bottom of the 11th to crack homer No. 2, this one coming off reliever Dan Jennings. Unfortunately for Jennings, it would finish off the game. For the season, Martin is slashing .245/.324/.427 with 13 homers, 29 RBI and 10 steals over 274 at-bats.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 09:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Taylor Motter
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Jarrod Dyson
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Andrew Moore
8Ryan Weber
Relief Pitcher
R1Edwin Diaz
2David Phelps
3Steve Cishek
4Nick Vincent
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Tony Zych
8Emilio Pagan
9Shae Simmons
10Evan Marshall
11Evan Scribner