Martin was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday. The Mariners needed to make room for their top pitching prospect, Edwin Diaz, who was recently converted to a reliever. Martin will serve as organizational bullpen depth going forward.
Martin was recalled by the Mariners on Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Wednesday's debacle in San Diego in which the Mariners allowed 14 earned runs led manager Scott Servais to make a bullpen shakeup Thursday. Martin was recalled to take the roster spot of Joel Peralta, who was DFA'd after allowing three earned runs in 1.1 innings Wednesday. That said, Martin hasn't necessarily been lights-out at Triple-A Tacoma this season, notching a 5.67 ERA across 12 appearances, including eight starts.
Martin was optioned to Triple-A on Friday. As expected, Martin will open the year in Tacoma after being claimed by Seattle near the end of last season. The right-hander did compete for a bullpen spot in camp, however, and he could be a candidate to be called up at some point later in the 2016 campaign.
Pitcher Cody Martin was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Monday. Martin worked mostly out of the bullpen this season, splitting time with the Braves and A's, struggling to a combined 7.92 ERA in 30 2/3 innings. The 25 year old will likely be competing for a roster spot in spring training and figures to serve as relief depth.
Athletics pitcher Cody Martin (0-2) struggled mightily in his second career start Wednesday, giving up six runs on six hits (three of them homers) in three innings against the White Sox. He made a start at the beginning of September and that one was similarly brutal, so it seems doubtful that Martin will get another chance to start for the A's down the stretch. They'll most likely look for another option, even if that option is Barry Zito.