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Orioles claim Luis Martinez off waivers from Rangers

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

Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

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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