Martinez has been traded to the Indians for a player to be named later.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Joe Martinez to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations, according to Jennifer Langosch. Jordan Bastian adds that the Pirates will receive either cash considerations or a player to be named later. Martinez was designated for assignment on December 22nd to make room for Kevin Correia. He was originally acquired by the Pirates from the San Francisco Giants on July 31st, 2010, along with John Bowker, in exchange for left handed reliever Javier Lopez.
Martinez made five appearances with the Pirates after the trade, putting up a 3.12 ERA in 8.2 innings. In his major league career he has a 6.16 ERA in 49.2 innings....
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.