Martinez traded to the Indians
On Tuesday, the Pirates traded right-hander Joe Martinez to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
Martinez was designated for assignment on December 22nd after his short stay in Pittsburgh.
Acquired by the San Francisco Giants in the trade that sent left-hander Javier Lopez to the bay for outfielder John Bowker and Martinez.
He spent a month in Triple-A Indianapolis before he joined the Bucs after September call ups.
In five appearances with the Pirates during the 2010 season, he allowed 11 hits, five runs (three earned) through 8.2 innings pitched. Martinez also walked three and struck out six.