Indians Outright Joe Martinez

The Indians have outrighted right-hander Joe Martinez off of their 40-man Major League roster, according to a team press release.  Martinez is now on the club's Triple-A roster, but will remain in the Major League Spring Training camp as a non-roster invitee.

Martinez, who turns 28 next week, came to the Tribe in a deal with the Pirates in January after being designated for assignment by Pittsburgh two weeks earlier.  In 18 career Major League games (six of them starts) with Pittsburgh and San Francisco, Martinez has a 6.16 ERA and a 13.0 H/9 rate.  Originally a 12th-round pick of the Giants in the 2005 draft, Martinez has a career 3.58 ERA and a 3.63 K/BB ratio in 128 minor league appearances, all but eight of them starts.

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3 Comments on "Indians Outright Joe Martinez"

4 years 6 months ago

It somewhat bothers me that pretty much no one from the Pittsburgh Pirates can make another team’s 25 man roster, let alone a 40 man roster. It almost seems like if they waive anyone other than Cutch, Walker, Tabata, Alvarez, JMac, and the two relief studs, they would go unclaimed. At least they shouldn’t have to worry about losing guys if they need to add to the 40 man roster.

4 years 6 months ago

its not because they are pirates its because of there talent? no team will leave the better men on the bench unless its a disciplinary thing?

4 years 6 months ago

I believe that he(Joe Martinez) has to clear waivers before being sent to AAA.

Granted, it seems likely that he will clear waivers, since a claiming team would have to put him on their 40-man roster and right now, many teams having full 40-man rosters as they head into spring training with decisions to make over the next month and a half about who will occupy the 40-man roster as the season begins.

Not saying it’s impossible that he gets claimed–just noting that typically when moves like these are made, we can’t assume the end result(player off 40-man roster and sent to minors) occurs immediately. :)