Mariners trade Francisco Martinez to Detroit

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today that the Mariners have traded minor league outfielder Francisco Martinez to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Martinez, 22, hit .206 (26x126) with 6 doubles and 5 RBI in 34 games for AA Jackson. He was acquired by Seattle from the Detroit Tigers on July 30, 2011 as part of a 6-player trade.

Martinez was designated for assignment on May 27 when Seattle selected the contract of Nick Franklin from AAA Tacoma.