Pirates Designate Michael Martinez For Assignment

The Pirates have designated utilityman Michael Martinez for assignment, the club announced via press release. His roster spot will be used to clear space for the promotion of Chase d’Arnaud, who is one of the team’s expanded roster additions.

Martinez, 31, has always been a light hitter, and this year was no different. After 44 trips to the plate for Pittsburgh, he owns a lifetime .181/.231/.251 triple-slash over four years and 440 plate appearances. Martinez’s calling card, of course, is defensive versatility. He has seen time at every position on the field except for the 1-2-3 spots on the diamond.

7 Responses to Pirates Designate Michael Martinez For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. bucsws2014 11 months ago

    To which Pirates fans say, “What the hell took you so long?”

  2. formerdraftpick 11 months ago

    Michael Martinez got called up before Lambo.

  3. Should have happened quite some time ago. That Martinez was getting all that playing time in July while Lambo was still in Indy

  4. sflomenb 11 months ago

    Thank god he’s not on the Phillies anymore

    • flyerzfan12
      flyerzfan12 11 months ago

      Seeing him DFA is my worst nightmare as a Phillies fan because now there’s a chance he returns…

  5. Ron Greenawalt 11 months ago

    good bye

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