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Rotowire: Apr 2 / 9:48a ET
News: The Indians announced Thursday that Martinez will not open the season on the active roster.
Impact: Martinez's versatility kept him in contention for a roster spot up to this point, but the Indians ultimately decided to stick with Mike Aviles and Ryan Raburn as their utility players. Martinez's next step is uncertain, but his season will open with Triple-A Columbus if he sticks with the Indians.
Rotowire: Feb 11 / 1:43p ET
News: Martinez signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impact: Martinez has split time between the minors and majors in each of the past three seasons, but his lack of production at the plate has prevented him from sustaining a spot on a major league roster. He will join the Indians on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, giving him another shot at a spot in the bigs. His greatest asset is his ability to play multiple positions defensively, but he will need to turn things around at the plate if he wants any hope of breaking camp in the majors.