Now that the Jerry Hairston Jr. contract is official, the Nationals are expected to take J.D. Martin off their 40-man roster according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson (on Twitter). The move will create room for their new utility player.
Martin, 28, has made 24 starts for the Nationals over the last two seasons, most of which came in 2009. He's pitched to a respectable 4.32 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 125 innings. Martin has spent most of the last three seasons in Triple-A, posting an excellent 3.21 ERA with 6.1 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9 in 144 innings at the level.