David Martinez’s only two seasons in the Major League were with the Houston Astros in 2013 and 2014. But Martinez couldn’t find a home on major league roster for the next two seasons with the Rangers, Twins, and Tigers.
But Martinez has returned to the Astros system to added depth to Triple-A Fresno, reports Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan.
The Astros signed righthander David Martinez to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) April 6, 2017
Martinez, 29, signed as an international amateur free agent out of Venezuela in 2005. He appeared in seven games over two seasons with the Astros, he was 1-0 with a 6.38 ERA in 18 1⁄3 innings.
He split time in 2016 with the Tigers and Twins. In Triple-A Rochester, he was 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA in 19 games (52.0 IP). In Double-A Erie, he was 2-3 with a 5.62 ERA in 12 games (41.2 IP).
Basically, Martinez is an arm. If the Astros needed him, he’s basically holding a spot until a Double-A arm gets called up.