Orioles claim catcher L. Martinez off waivers from Texas

January 04, 2013 | WNST Staff

The Orioles announced Friday that they have claimed catcher Luis Martinez off waivers from Texas.

Martinez, 27, is a career .272/.362/.364 hitter in six minor league seasons in the San Diego (2007-11) and Texas (2012) systems. In 2012, Martinez batted .270/.350/.386 in 65 games with Triple-A Round Rock and also appeared in 10 games for the Rangers, going 2-for-18. He was originally drafted by San Diego in the 12th round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft.

With the move, the 40-man roster is now full.