Michael Martinez invited to Major League camp
CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent INF MICHAEL MARTINEZ to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp in February.
Martinez, 33, spent most of the 2015 season in AAA Columbus, batting .289 (105-363) with 24 doubles, 5 triples, 5 home runs, 42 RBI and 53 runs scored (.344/.424/.768) in 102 games after signing with the club on February 11th. At the time of his Sept. 4 promotion to Cleveland, Michael ranked 11th in the International League in batting average, the 5th-highest mark in the Indians Player Development System while making starts at 5 different positions. During his September stint in Cleveland, he made 7 starts in the outfield and hit .267 (8-30) with 7 runs scored in 16 games.