Martinez signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Sunday. Martinez rejoins the organization for which he played from 2015 to the the beginning of this season, with trips to Boston and Tampa Bay in between, and will report to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday. The utility fielder has played in 28 big-league games this season, hitting just .162/.262/.189 at the plate. If he can turn things around in Columbus, there's a good chance Martinez will be back in action with the Indians at some point this summer.
Martinez cleared waivers and has elected free agency, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Martinez was designated for assignment earlier in the week after going just 2-for-26 (.077) during his brief stint with the Rays. Rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A, Martinez will look to catch on elsewhere, which he should have no problem doing given his previous major-league experience and versatility in the field.
Martinez was designated for assignment by the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Martinez was almost designated for assignment earlier in the month before a roster spot opened back up with Brad Miller (groin) heading to the DL. Now, the 34-year-old has officially been DFA'd in order to clear room on the active roster for Trevor Plouffe. Martinez struggled in his limited playing time with the Rays this season, collecting just two hits in 26 at-bats (.077). He'll likely head to Triple-A if the Rays are able to pass him through waivers.
Martinez was designated for assignment Tuesday. Martinez was acquired by the Rays in mid-May after he was designated for assignment by the Indians. The utility infielder struggled in his limited action with the Rays, collecting just one hit in 19 at-bats. He'll likely join Triple-A Durham if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Martinez went 0-for-7 with a run scored and three strikeouts in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Twins in 15 innings. The utility infielder is batting only .185 with no RBI and two runs in 32 plate appearances for the Rays after being brought over from Cleveland. Ramirez is currently sharing time with Daniel Robertson at the keystone with Brad Miller (abdomen) on the disabled list. The light-hitting 34-year-old is a desperation middle infield option in the deepest of AL-only affairs.