Indians sign Michael Martinez


In search of some middle infield depth, the Indians have signed Michael Martinez to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Martinez ranks as one of the worst hitters of all time, batting .181 with five homers and a .482 OPS in 188 career games as a big leaguer for the Phillies and Pirates.

His numbers in the minors are better, but still far from impressive, and at age 32 he’s strictly a utility infielder fallback option.