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Free agent pitcher Carlos Martinez received an 80-game PED suspension.
Martinez signed minor league deals with both the Giants and Red Sox this year. He was released by Boston on May 17.
The Boston Red Sox released veteran pitcher Carlos Martinez Tuesday. They had previously signed him to a minor-league deal just over a week ago.
Martinez' career has seen a huge fall from grace. Just a few seasons ago he posted a 3.11 ERA with 117 K's in 118 2/3 innings. Now the veteran righty cannot find a home. He began the year with the Giants farm system before being cut and was unable to make it to the big club in Boston, despite their pitching woes. We might be seeing the end to his major league career.
The Red Sox have signed former Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez to a minor-league contract.
Martinez joined the Giants on a minor-league deal in Spring Training but was released on April 28th after informing the team he planned to opt out of his contract on May 1st. Even if Martinez makes it onto the Red Sox roster, he hasn't pitched well since 2019. Last year with the Cardinals, his ERA and K/9 were an identical 6.23 in 82 innings pitched.
Carlos Martinez announced on his Instagram that he has signed with San Francisco.
The 30-year-old pitcher has had an uneven career and has struggled over the previous two seasons. St. Louis used him as both a starter and a closer, but he just never seemed to find a solid role. He will be an interesting one to watch with San Francisco's extremely pitcher-friendly park and a recent history of refining talent in veteran pitchers.
The Cardinals have declined a $17.5 million club option on pitcher Carlos Martinez. Instead, they'll buy out the remainder of his deal at just $500,000.
Martinez, 30, has spent all of his nine-year MLB career with the Cardinals. He went 4-9 with a shaky 6.23 ERA and 5.08 xFIP through 82.1 innings this past season before tearing a ligament in his thumb. He'll likely have to settle for a one-year prove-it deal this offseason.