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.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.