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.


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7 Comments on "Pirates Designate Michael Martinez For Assignment"


bucsws2014
11 months 25 days ago

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

formerdraftpick
11 months 25 days ago

Michael Martinez got called up before Lambo.

11 months 25 days ago

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

sflomenb
11 months 25 days ago

Thank god he’s not on the Phillies anymore

flyerzfan12
flyerzfan12
11 months 25 days ago

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

S710b
11 months 25 days ago

Just seeing his name makes my skin crawl.

Ron Greenawalt
11 months 25 days ago

good bye