40-Man Moves: Martis Designated For Assignment

The first of a few moves expected this week after last week’s acquisitions

As alluded to in my previous post, the signings of Adam LaRoche, Todd Coffey, Tom Gorzelanny, and Jerry Hairston Jr. will result in some folks being bumped off the 40-man roster.

Last week, J.D. Martin was released outright to make room for LaRoche. Today, we learned that Shairon Martis was designated for assignment to make room for Hairston. Martis had been acquired in 2006 from the San Francisco Giants in a July deadline deal for reliever Mike Stanton.

Martis spent all of 2010 with Syracuse, after starting 15 games for Washington in 2009, and four games as a September call-up in 2008. His time with the parent club was most noted for for his loss of command, which jumped from 2.2 BB/9 in Syracuse to 4.1 BB/9 in Washington, and a tendency to give up the gopher ball (11 in 85⅔ innings).

I’m sure folks will speculate in the comment about who’s next, as it appears there are still two more moves to go…

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

4 thoughts on “40-Man Moves: Martis Designated For Assignment”

  1. I like Martis as a person for the World Baseball Classic and his one lights out start for DC. That said, this isn’t a big loss. He had last year to pitch himself back into relevance, and he did not succeed in that. He seems to me to be a guy destined to bump around AAA baseball unless he somehow magically discovers impeccable control.

    Two more to go. Severino and Atilano or Maxwell seem to me be the next candidates. I’d rather it be Atilano, but they may feel it’s time to give up on Maxwell.

    1. sould: I’d put Mock onto the pile of possible DFA candidates as well. The SP outlook for Syracuse in 2011 keeps narrowing down, and we’re still 21 days out from Viera.

  2. it would have been nice if that 2008 deal could have turned a reliever into a useful starter, but I guess that happens more rarely than we would like.

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