Indians Claim Fabio Martinez From Angels

May 7, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Fabio Martinez (52) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Angels won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Indians have claimed right-handed pitcher Fabio Martinez off of waivers from the Los Angeles Angels, the team has announced (via Twitter). Martinez has been optioned to Class-A Carolina.

The 22-year-old Martinez is coming off an injury plagued 2011 season that limited the right-hander to just two games all year. This season Martinez has been extremely erratic, posting a 10.72 ERA across 22 2/3 innings of work with peripherals of 9.1 K/9 and 12.7 BB/9.

Ben Badler of Baseball America offered some insight on the type of pitcher Martinez is:

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