Martini will be part of the Phillies' 60-man roster.
Martini was claimed off waivers by the Phillies in January and designated for assignment in February, but he stayed with the club as a non-roster invitee after clearing waivers a few days afterwards. He had just a .653 OPS through 109 plate appearances at the major-league level in 2019 and has an uphill battle to break camp with a deep positional group.
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.
Martini was designated for assignment Wednesday.
This move allows the Padres to protect outfield prospect Jorge Ona from the Rule 5 draft. Martini had a .226 average and one home run in 93 at-bats last year.
Martini is not in Sunday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
Martini was swinging a hot bat earlier this month but is just 3-for-28 (.107) over his last 10 games. Wil Myers is starting in left field and hitting second.
Martini is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Martini has gone just 3-for-30 at the plate over his last 11 games. Wil Myers starts in left field Saturday.
Martini is not starting Thursday against the Dodgers.
Martini will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale with lefty Clayton Kershaw toeing the rubber for the Dodgers. Josh Naylor is starting in left field and hitting second in his place.
Martini is not starting Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Martini is slashing .254/.365/.338 with four doubles and a triple through 21 games this month. Wil Myers (illness) is starting in left field and hitting cleanup in his place Wednesday.
Martini is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
Martini was in line to get just his second day off of the month Tuesday before being added to the lineup in place of an injured Wil Myers. However, it turns out that absence will come Wednesday instead, as Myers is ready to rejoin the starting nine. Martini piled up 15 hits over his first 12 games of the month, but he seems due for a break after going 0-for-10 over the last three days.
Martini was a late addition to Tuesday's lineup against the Brewers.
Wil Myers was scratched for an unknown reason. Martini will bat second and man left field.
Martini isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Milwaukee.
Martini took the collar in Monday's series opener, going 0-for-4 at the dish. Wil Myers draws the start in left and will hit second.
Martini went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Monday's loss to the Cubs.
Martini singled three times to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Over that span, he has batted .382 (13-for-34) while taking over as San Diego's primary left fielder. The 29-year-old has never hit for much power, but he did show an affinity for swinging the bat in the minors this season, posting a .328 average in 70 games with Triple-A Las Vegas.
Martini will start in left field and bat second Sunday against the Rockies.
Martini has drawn seven of the Padres' last eight starts in left field and looks like he'll continue garnering regular playing time against right-handed pitching in September. He's gone 9-for-25 with two runs and an RBI since being scooped up off waivers from the Athletics.
Martini went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in a victory over the Giants on Saturday.
Martini started in left field and batted second in the order in his first start since being picked up off waivers by San Diego on Wednesday. The 26-year-old entered the game with only one hit in 12 at-bats in the majors this season, though he did slash .328/.432/.482 in 70 games at the Triple-A level. Martini figures to be in line for additional opportunities against right-handed pitchers in September as the Padres seek to evaluate their roster for next season.
Martini was claimed off waivers by the Padres on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Martini spent most of the season with Triple-A Las Vegas, slashing .328/.432/.482 in 70 games, before being designated for assignment by Oakland. The 29-year-old owns a respectable .282/.385/.411 slash line across 192 major-league plate appearances (61 games), so he could see some opportunities for the Padres down the stretch. He's slated to join San Diego ahead of Thursday's series opener in San Francisco.
Martini was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Martini played an important role for the A's down the stretch last season, slashing .296/.397/.414 across 55 games (37 starts), though he's appeared in just six games for Oakland this season, going 1-for-11 with a home run and 2:5 BB:K. The 29-year-old owns a solid .328/.432/.482 slash line across 70 games with Triple-A Las Vegas and could draw some interest on waivers given his recent big-league success. Seth Brown had his contract selected from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Martini was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Martini's first major-league action of 2019 was highlighted by a pinch-hit home run against the Cubs, but he failed to produce much outside of that, going 1-for-11 with five strikeouts. The 29-year-old will return to the Triple-A level, where he carries an on-base percentage of .435 with 36 RBI this season. The Athletics selected the contract of Corban Joseph, while Beau Taylor was designated for assignment in corresponding moves.
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