The Los Angeles Dodgers’ desire to continue replenishing their farm system so as to sustain the overall longevity of the franchise received a small shot in the arm Monday as the team announced it Jarret Martin was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Martin was designated for assignment on Nov. 22 when the Dodgers traded for Mike Bolsinger and cleared waivers, which allowed the Dodgers to keep him in the organization. The left-handed reliever went 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA last season in 46 appearances with Double-A Chattanooga.
Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 19th round in 2008, Martin has been in the Dodgers organization since 2012. In 2013, he finished 6-7 with a 4.30 ERA while splitting time with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and the Lookouts.
Although Martin posted a better ERA with the Lookouts during his brief stint in 2013 than in 2014, he managed to lower his WHIP from 2.16 to 1.50. Martin pitched two scoreless innings over two appearances with the Dodgers in what was his first big-league Spring Training last season and he could be in line for more work in 2015.
Should Martin remain with the Redhawks come the start of the 2015 season, it will mark his first experience at the Triple-A level. He will provide some needed bullpen depth for the Redhawks, who may also have some variation of Paco Rodriguez and/or recently acquired Adam Liberatore on their roster, dependent on how the Dodgers’ bullpen takes shape.