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Martinez a free agent; Rays sign Broadway

Infielder clears waivers after DFA; righty assigned to Double-A Montgomery
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ST. PETERSBURG -- Veteran infielder Michael Martinez cleared waivers and has elected free agency, while the Rays on Thursday signed right-handed reliever Mike Broadway.

The Rays had designated Martinez for assignment on Monday to make room for infielder Trevor Plouffe on their 25-man roster.

ST. PETERSBURG -- Veteran infielder Michael Martinez cleared waivers and has elected free agency, while the Rays on Thursday signed right-handed reliever Mike Broadway.

The Rays had designated Martinez for assignment on Monday to make room for infielder Trevor Plouffe on their 25-man roster.

Martinez hit .077 in 13 games for the Rays this season.

Broadway, 30, pitched in 25 games for the Giants in 2015-16, going 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA. He went 0-1 with a 10.38 ERA in 13 games for Triple-A Syracuse before the Nationals released him on May 31. The Rays have assigned him to Double-A Montgomery.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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