The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 31-year-old utility player Michael Martinez to a minor league deal and have invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster player according to Chris Cotillo. Martinez has played three years in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies and has seen action at all three outfield spots, as well as second base, third base and shortstop.
He provides versatility of defense, but has never hit in the majors. In 364 at-bats over 162 games, he has a .187/.234/.261 slash line and has never batted above .196 in a season. Martinez also has just five homers and four stolen bases, so he looks like a depth option as this point, someone that can fill in anywhere off the bench.
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