While the Los Angeles Dodgers wait to negotiate with high-priced free agents, they were adding depth this morning by signing minor league pitcher Fabio Martinez.
Martinez, 23, spent time in the Cleveland Indians organization the past two seasons after starting his major league career with the Angels organization. On a day when other teams and players came to agreements on minor league deals, the Dodgers did the same according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America:
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 2, 2013
Pitching between A+ and AA last season, Martinez posted an 0-2 record with a 10.48 ERA as he’s a converted reliever after starting until the 2012 season. In his entire minor league career, Martinez is 18-17 with a 4.55 ERA as he looks to harness his energy towards being an effective pitcher for the Dodgers.
As they showed with the signings of Edinson Volquez and Carlos Marmol, the Dodgers believe they can help “fix” pitchers with control issues and Martinez looks to be the latest reclamation project. Depending on what the rosters look like, Martinez could start the year in Rancho at A+ or AA at Chattanooga as the Dodgers added some relief depth to their minor league system.
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