The Phillies have designated 30-year old switch-hitting infielder Michael Martinez for assignment. Martinez played in 6 games for the Phillies this year and he was 0 for 4 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 1 run scored. He played in 139 games in his three years with the Phillies and he was 61 of 328 (.186 avg, .506 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 5 homers, 31 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Martinez will probably clear waivers and accept an outright assignment to AAA, because infielders that flat out can’t hit are not big time commodities on the open market.
UPDATE: (6/24/2013) – Michael Martinez has cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA.