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…