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Rays Acquire Michael Martinez, Place Brad Miller On Disabled List

Rays Acquire Michael Martinez, Place Brad Miller On Disabled List
Published On: Thu, May 18
May 29, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller (5) scores a run off a sacrifice fly ball hit by Seattle Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays have acquired infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez from the Indians in exchange for cash or a player to be named later and placed fellow infielder Brad Miller on the 10-day disabled list due to a left abdominal strain. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Martinez, Tampa Bay transferred Xavier Cedeno to the 60-day disabled list.

Martinez, 34, was designated for assignment by the Indians recently after collecting four hits and a pair of walks in 15 plate appearances this season. The versatile veteran can play all over the infield and outfield, though he batted just .238/.267/.307 last season and is a lifetime .200/.246/.270 hitter in the Majors (592 plate appearances). Miller has been the teams primary second baseman this season, but Martinez can now step in and share time at that position with rookie Daniel Robertson.

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