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Michael Martinez: the last man standing

Have you been paying attention to the playoffs this year? In case you haven’t, the World Series started last night and former Phillies “utility man extraordinaire” Michael Martinez is on the roster of the Cleveland Indians. That’s right. I’ll say it again. Michael Martinez is PLAYING in the World Series. We remember Martinez on the 2011, record-breaking Phillies club as...
Via Phillies Nation
October 26, 2016

Tribe Time Now: 2016 ALDS Preview

Joe Coblitz (@BurningRiverBB) is joined by Nino Colla (@SnarkyNino) of The Tribe Daily and Stephanie Liscio (@StephanieLiscio) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway for a look at the Indians upcoming series with Boston in the 2016 ALDS. There’s roster and match-up talk as well as an in-depth discussion on the many uses of Michael Martinez. Finally, they wrap up with a little bit on how...
Via Burning River Baseball
October 06, 2016

Indians acquire Michael Martinez off waivers

Utility fielder Michael Martinez may find his way back to the major leagues in a familiar uniform after the Cleveland Indians claimed him off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. Boston purchased the 33-year-old Martinez from the Indians on July 8. With Cleveland, where he played 2015 and the beginning of this season, he performed […] The post Indians acquire Michael Martinez off waivers...
Via Today's Knuckleball
August 04, 2016

Indians Claim Michael Martinez, Designate Tyler Olson

The Indians have claimed utilityman Michael Martinez off waivers from the Red Sox, per a team announcement. To clear a 40-man roster spot, the Indians designated lefty Tyler Olson for assignment. Boston had actually added Martinez from Cleveland not long ago, and now sends him back. The 33-year-old switch-hitter has just 70 MLB plate appearances on the year, over which he carries...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
August 04, 2016

Red Sox deal for utilityman Martinez

The Indians sent infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez to the Red Sox on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.
July 08, 2016

Red Sox Trade For ANOTHER Infielder—Michael Martinez

OK, something is up! The Red Sox traded for a second infielder in two days—getting Michael Martinez from the Cleveland Indians for cash. Martinez had been designated for assignment by The Tribe on July 2nd. The 33-year-old Martinez hit .283 in 32 games for Cleveland this year. However, he's a .199 career hitter over six MLB seasons. These two moves have to indicate something big...
Via FenwayNation
July 08, 2016

Indians to promote Giovanni Soto, Michael Martinez from minors

As we roll into the month of September, MLB teams gradually are activating more and more players to their roster space. Throughout the season, teams were constricted to only activating 25 players (26 on doubleheaders). But now, they can utilize all 40 of their MLB-signed players. Roster moves also can happen around the fringes to give a few intriguing minor league names a September...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians invite Michael Martinez to spring training

The Indians on Wednesday announced they have signed infielder Michael Martinez to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Martinez spent most of last season with the Pirates organization. He appeared in 91 games at Triple-A Indianapolis, batting .244 with 13 extra-base hits and 32 RBI. He also had two stints with the Pirates, batting .128 in 26 games. Martinez...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruling Gives Phillies Cubs' 2014 Rule 5 Pick

The Phillies very famously selected players David Herndon, Michael Martinez, and most recently Ender Enciarte. Looking to 2014, the Phillies could have not one, but TWO Michael Martinezes on the roster after a baseball ruling goes in the Phillies' favor.'s Carrie Muskat reports that the Cubs' 2012 selection of...
Via Philliedelphia
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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