Orioles claim Luis Martinez off waivers from Rangers

Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Luis Martinez off of waivers from the Texas Rangers.

The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Luis Martinez off of waivers from the Texas Rangers, the team has announced:

With the addition of Martinez, the Orioles 40-man roster is now full.

Martinez spent the 2012 season with the Rangers, collecting two hits over 18 at-bats. The 27-year-old spent a majority of the season with Texas’ Triple-A affiliate, where he hit .270/.350/.386 with 15 doubles, two triples and two home runs over 247 at-bats.

The Rangers acquired Martinez from the San Diego Padres last offseason in exchange for Ryan Kelly. Over 77 at-bats at the major league level, Martinez has hit .182/.276/.260 with three extra-base hits. He owns a career line of .272/.362/.364 over parts of six seasons at in the minors.

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