Martini passed through waivers unclaimed Wednesday and will remain with the Phillies as a non-roster invitee, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. Martini had been claimed off waivers twice earlier in the offseason but apparently wasn't wanted this time around. He'll still be fighting for a bench spot with the Phillies this spring, but that task just became considerably more difficult.
Martini was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Saturday. The move sees Martini dropped from a 40-man roster for the third time this offseason, as he was designated for assignment by the Padres in November and the Reds in January. The outfielder owns a respectable .269/.372/.380 career slash line, but that's come in just 288 big-league plate appearances through his age-29 season, making him apparently worth claiming off waivers but not worth holding onto.
Martini was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Tuesday. Martini played primarily in the minors last season, where he hit .328/.432/.482 with eight home runs and 42 RBI over 70 games with Triple-A Las Vegas. The 29-year-old has limited major-league experience, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him reach the majors at some point in 2020 to help provide depth. Odubel Herrera was designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster for Martini.
The Reds designated Martini for assignment Wednesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Martini's removal from the 40-man roster clears a spot for Japanese import Shogo Akiyama, whom the Reds officially signed to a three-year, $21 million deal. Cincinnati had previously claimed Martini off waivers in November, after he was non-tendered by the Padres following a season in which he slashed .226/.330/.323 across 109 plate appearances between San Diego and Oakland.
Martini was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Monday. Martini was designated for assignment by the Padres on Wednesday. He'll fight for a spot on the Reds' roster in camp but is far from a lock to win one, as he's appeared in just 87 big-league games through his age-29 season.