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Top Richie Martin News

  • Angels' Richie Martin: Lands deal with Angels

    Martin signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Friday, Taylor Blake Ward of The Sporting Tribune reports.

    Martin, 29, spent all of the 2023 season at Triple-A Rochester in the Nationals organization, posting just a .642 OPS. The infielder has struggled mightily during his chances at the big-league level, slashing .212/.261/.311 over parts of three seasons. Martin is merely organizational depth at this point.

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  • Nationals' Richie Martin: Gets minors deal from Nats

    Martin signed a minor-league contract Friday with the Nationals.

    Martin was granted his release by the Reds in late March after failing to crack their Opening Day roster. The 28-year-old infielder will head to Triple-A Rochester and hope to get a shot soon in Washington.

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  • Richie Martin: Cut loose by Cincinnati

    The Reds released Martin on Tuesday.

    Martin was granted his release from the organization after being informed a couple weeks ago that he wouldn't be included on the Opening Day roster. The 28-year-old utility man appeared in 13 games for the Orioles in the 2022 season, batting .167 over 33 plate appearances.

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  • Reds' Richie Martin: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Martin was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Martin was signed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major-league spring training in January, but the shortstop has fallen short of his bid for a spot on the Opening Day roster. The former first-round pick will be a depth option with Triple-A Louisville assuming he stays in the organization.

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  • Reds' Richie Martin: Lands NRI deal from Reds

    Martin signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday.

    The deal includes an invitation to major-league spring training. Martin, 28, has never found his footing at the big-league level, producing just a .572 OPS over parts of three seasons. He didn't hit much at Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization in 2022, either, with a .721 OPS and two homers in 80 games.

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  • Richie Martin: Opts for free agency

    Martin elected free agency Wednesday, per Triple-A Norfolk's official site.

    Martin was designated for assignment Sept. 1 and played the majority of his season with Norfolk. Across 33 plate appearances with the Orioles, Martin hit .167/.242/.300.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Martin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.

    Martin lost his spot on the Orioles' 40-man roster Thursday but will remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Over 65 games at Norfolk this year, he's hit .244 with a home run, 39 runs, 21 RBI and 20 steals.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Removed from 40-man roster

    The Orioles designated Martin for assignment Thursday.

    The 27-year-old infielder will cede his spot on the 40-man roster to first baseman/designated hitter Jesus Aguilar, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Norfolk. Martin was recently demoted to Norfolk after cobbling together a .167/.242/.300 slash line in 33 plate appearances with Baltimore on the season.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Headed back to Triple-A

    The Orioles optioned Martin to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

    With Terrin Vavra (personal) returning from the paternity list Monday, Martin's three-day stint with the big club will come to an end. Martin didn't make an appearance off the bench during the Orioles' series with the Red Sox over the weekend.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Returns to big leagues

    Martin was called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

    Martin will return to the big leagues after being sent down July 4. The 27-year-old has posted a .167 batting average with two triples, three RBI, four runs and three stolen bases over 30 at-bats in 13 games with the Orioles this year. He will replace Terrin Vavra (personal) on the active roster after Vavra was placed on the paternity list Friday.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Sent down Monday

    Martin was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

    Martin joined the Orioles' major-league roster June 11 and saw sporadic playing time during his time in the big leagues. He hit just .167 with two triples, four runs, three RBI and three stolen bases and will head back to the minors after Ramon Urias (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Notches steal as pinch runner

    Martin posted a stolen base as a pinch runner in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Mariners.

    Martin ran for Robinson Chirinos after the latter was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning. The steal was Martin's third in the last four games, but he'll have a tough time adding to his total if he can't hit his way into more playing time. The 27-year-old is slashing only .179/.233/.321 with three steals, three RBI, four runs scored and a pair of triples through 30 plate appearances. Rougned Odor is likely to get most of the starts at second base, while Jorge Mateo occupies an everyday role at Martin's natural position at shortstop.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Back to utility role

    Martin is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

    Martin went 1-for-13 with an RBI and two stolen bases while starting in four of Baltimore's last five games, but he appears set to move back into a utility role as the Orioles begin a six-game week. Rougned Odor (back) is in the lineup Monday following a five-game absence and should play on an everyday basis at second base, at least against right-handed pitching.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Filling in for Odor again

    Martin will start at second base and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the White Sox.

    Martin will crack the lineup for the fourth time in the five games that top second baseman Rougned Odor has now missed on account of a sore back. The Orioles are continuing to view Odor as day-to-day and are optimistic that he'll avoid a trip to the 10-day injured list, so Martin's run of steady at-bats could soon come to an end.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Posts pair of steals

    Martin went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Friday's 4-1 win over the White Sox.

    Martin stole two bases after an RBI single in the second inning, though he wasn't able to come around to score. He snapped an 0-for-12 skid with the single, but he's still not doing much at the plate lately. Martin is slashing .200/.259/.360 with two steals, three RBI, four runs scored and a pair of triples in 27 plate appearances since he was called up June 11.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Two triples in win

    Martin went 3-for-5 with two triples, three runs scored and two RBI in a 10-7 win Sunday against Kansas City.

    Martin singled and scored in the second, tripled and scored in the sixth and scored following a two-run triple in the seventh. It was the second three-hit game of his big-league career and first since 2019. The 27-year-old started at shortstop after playing second base in his season debut Saturday. With Ramon Urias (oblique) out and Jorge Mateo slumping, Martin could see some regular playing time if he continues to produce at the plate.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Contract selected by O's

    Martin's contract was selected from Triple-A Norfolk and he is starting at second base and hitting ninth Saturday against the Royals, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

    He is getting the start against lefty Daniel Lynch, but may ride the pine against most righties. Ramon Urias was placed on the injured list with an oblique strain, but Tyler Nevin and Rougned Odor figure to start at third and second base, respectively, against righties. Martin, 27, was hitting .294/.382/.442 with one home run and 17 steals in 41 games at Triple-A.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Sent to minors

    Martin was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

    Martin was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk in November, and he was unable to land a spot on the Opening Day roster despite slashing .209/.480/.773 with a home run, five doubles, nine RBI and four runs across 14 spring games this year. He appeared in 37 games for Baltimore in 2021 and will be an option to fill in as depth in the middle infield this year.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Martin was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

    Martin spent most of 2021 injured at Triple-A, but he finished the season in the majors and hit .235/.269/.286 in 37 games. He'll need a strong performance in spring training to have a chance of cracking the Opening Day roster.

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  • Orioles' Richie Martin: Ends year on modest hit streak

    Martin went 3-for-10 with a run scored and four strikeouts over the last three games of the season.

    The shortstop saw fairly regular playing time after Ramon Urias (groin) was shut down for the year. It wasn't a very convincing final audition form Martin, who went 13-for-54 (.241) across his last 22 games of the season while splitting time with Pat Valaika at shortstop. For the season, Martin slashed .235/.269/.286 with one home run, eight RBI, nine runs scored and two doubles through 105 plate appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Age: 29
School: Florida
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R