Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez accepted a 50 game suspension from MLB. Martinez is currently playing with the Triple-A RailRiders. He will be suspended without pay. Fernandez hit .182/.229/.273 in 33 at-bats in the majors this year.
FOX Sports reports among the players accepting 50-game suspensions for their connection to the Biogenesis investigation are Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Mets infielder Jordany Valdespin , Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, Astros reliever Sergio Escalona, Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez and free-agent pitcher Jordan Norberto. The report also states Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal and Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera will be dealt no additional discipline. Also, no violations were found against Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.
Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez crushed two home runs and netted six RBI Saturday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Martinez, who was claimed off waivers from Houston in mid-June, is batting .405 (17 for 42) with three home runs, four doubles and 13 RBI in 11 games since joining the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lineup. Martinez is focused on making it back to the majors. "I played before in Yankee Stadium," Martinez said, per MLB.com. "Never hit a homer, but I see the games like everybody try to go over because it's so close. Sometimes I see myself with that right field, if I played in Yankee Stadium, I can hit some homers."
Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who was acquired in a Tuesday trade from the Astros, will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, according to The New York Times. Martinez has been toiling in the minors since being designated for assignment in early May.
The Yankees acquired outfielder Fernando Martinez from the Astros Tuesday, MLB.com reports. New York gave up reliever Charles Basford. Martinez, 24, played in 11 games for the Astros earlier this season, hitting .182 with a homer and three RBI.