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MICHAEL MARTINEZ RUMORS

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Really Trying to Avoid Another Martinez/Nix/Morel Situation

A lot of things had to go wrong last year to get Michael Martinez, Jayson Nix, and Brent Morel on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ active roster at the same time. Andrew McCutchen went down with an injury on August 3rd, and didn’t return until August 19th. Neil Walker was injured on August 1st, returned for a game on August 5th, and then was out until August 15th. He didn’t return to...
Via Pirates Prospects
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Release Eight Players, Including Matt Curry; Michael Martinez Elects Free Agency

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight minor league players and utility player Michael Martinez has elected free agency, according to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions. The released players are Matt Curry, Nathan Sopena, Christian Henriquez, Carlos Marquez, Francisco Aponte, Adam Landecker, Candon Myles and Nathan Tomaszewski. First baseman Matt Curry is the...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez and Chris McGuiness Clear Waivers

Both infielder Michael Martinez and first baseman Chris McGuiness have cleared waivers and they were both outrighted to AAA Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates designated both players for assignment within the last week while making room on 40-man roster for John Holdzkom and Chase d’Arnaud. Martinez had multiple stints for the Pirates, hitting .128/.209/.154 in 39 at-bats over...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez- Historically Horrible

Fear not Phans, Michael Martinez is back, but this time with the Pirates (Phucco!).  His shortcomings were lamented on WSBGMs aplenty when he played for the Phillies, so why stop now?  You know we love to beat a dead horse.Since 1901, 4439 batters (non-pitchers), have been to the plate 400+ times (Martinez currently at 407 plate apperances).  He ranks 4427th with a .185 batting...
Via We Should Be GM's
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

GTFO Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez, Mini-Mart, M&M, Worthless Heap of ****; no matter the name, we are thankful you will no longer be Amaro's go to guy to summon from Triple-A.  Alas, the Pirates signed him to a minor league deal, not sure why, prying him loose from Amaro's grip.  The 31 year old versatile moldy turd hit .187/.495 over the past 3 seasons with the Phillies appearing in 162 painful...
Via We Should Be GM's
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Michael Martinez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 31-year-old utility player Michael Martinez to a minor league deal and have invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster player according to Chris Cotillo. Martinez has played three years in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies and has seen action at all three outfield spots, as well as second base, third base and shortstop. He provides versatility...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 13, 2013  |  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. MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that the Cubs' 2012 selection of...
Via Philliedelphia
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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