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Dodgers News: LA Adds Outfielder Jason Martin on Minor League Deal



The wheeling and dealing continued for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday with the signing of outfielder Jason Martin to a minor league. Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reported the move.

Martin is a left-hand swing, right-hand throw outfielder and a local product out of Corona, Calif. He has 85 games of big league experience, seeing time with the Pirates (2019-2020) and Rangers (2021) in his brief career. Over those 85 games, the 26-year-old has posted a .206/.248/.354 triple slash line with 6 home runs and 19 runs batted in.

One of those homers came against the Dodgers last June against journeyman infielder Andy Burns, who was making his pitching debut as a professional.

Across 720 minor league games spanning 8 seasons, Martin has a solid-but-not-outstanding .267/.341/.444 slash line with 81 home runs and 370 RBI. Defensively, he’s seen time at all three outfield spots over his career.

Martin will likely be a non-roster invite with the Dodgers at spring training and fight for some early playing time in the Cactus League season, but his role is more likely to be organizational depth. Particularly after LA just sent a pair of outfielders to Texas in a trade on Monday.

He’s no Corey Seager or Seiya Suzuki, but it’s a very Andrew Friedman move indeed.

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  1. Well, unless he magically learns to hit, we got another DJ Peters…if that. Can’t imagine he even ends up on the 40 man roster?

  2. OMG! Another McKinney/Reks. And a ‘wonderful’ .206 BA over 85 games. Thankfully just minor league depth. I just cannot figure out what draws Freidman to these non productive players. But maybe Drrrrrr was behind this signing, who knows.

    • The same thing Paul that drives Friedman to pick up burned up pitchers that have their arm in a cast and staples and stitches to be removed next spring. I think to answer your question, possibly Drrrrrrrrr was distraught of losing Mckinney and his 111 avg., so Drrrrr petitioned to replace him. Only Drrrrr and the Dodgers would pick up a guy to replace a guy that starnds more runners on base than his over all Batting avg….But maybe there’s hope, they could show him the Launch angle and he could hit a few homers over the couse of a entire season.

  3. You call that “wheeling and dealing” ??? Another lefty hitter with a .206? Then again, its 50 points higher than Cody. Dic will bat him 3rd

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