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Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez.

Michael Martinez, INF/OF

Bats: Switch — Throws: Right — Entering his age-32 season — Contract: Non-roster invitee to spring training

2014 Overview: Martinez signed a minor league contract with Cleveland this offseason following spending 2014 in the Pirates organization, a year where he continued to struggle to put up enough offense to allow his versatility on defense to truly play up. The utility man posted a .614 OPS in 91 Triple-A games, which when paired with his .363 OPS in 26 major league games, explains why, despite some impressive chops on defense, Martinez signed a minor league contract this offseason instead of a major league one. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 20, 2015

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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in ZY. February 2015


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