Mariners outright OF Leonys Martin to AAA Tacoma

Martin was designated for assignment on August 23.

August 25th, 2017

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipotoannounced today that the club has outrighted outfielder Leonys Martin to AAA Tacoma.
Martin, 29, was designated for assignment on August 23. He hit .174 (20x115) with 12 runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 8 RBI in 34 games with Seattle this season. Since being selected from AAA Tacoma on July 30, he was batting .230 (14x61) with 7 runs, 1 double, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 8 RBI in 19 games. After being outrighted to AAA Tacoma on April 27 (designated for assignment on April 23), he hit .312 (108x346) with 62 runs, 24 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home runs, 39 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 84 games with the Rainiers.
Martin was originally acquired by the Mariners along with RHP Anthony Bass from Texas in exchange for RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, OF James Jones and a player to be named later (Partrick Kivlehan, Dec. 2, 2015) on Nov. 16, 2015. The native of Villa Clara, Cuba, has appeared in parts of 7 Major League seasons with the Rangers (2011-15) and Mariners (2016-17), posting a career batting average of .248 (487x1965) with 252 runs, 71 doubles, 19 triples, 38 home runs, 175 RBI and 114 steals in 606 career games.