Cubs will reportedly non-tender Jose Martinez
|Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 3:14 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs have non-tendered outfielder Jose Martinez according to multiple reports including ESPN.
Martinez was hitless in 21 at-bats including one walk and seven strikeouts with the Cubs in 10 games this past season.
He was arbitration-eligible and was projected to make around $2 million for 2021. The Cubs cut their ties before having to pay that for the veteran player that they received in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Cubs sent their 14th best prospect with infield prospect Pedro Martinez and cash for Jose Martinez during a midseason trade last season.
For his career, the veteran hitter is a solid .289 hitter with 43 homers and 182 RBI.
Can confirm @JesseRogersESPN's report that Jose Martinez will be non-tendered by the Cubs. The deadline is 7 pm. CT tonight. Martinez went 0-for-21 in his stint with Chicago, following a trade with Tampa Bay.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) December 2, 2020
Clubs starting to inform players. Per source: Cubs Jose Martinez has been non tendered. Came over from TB midseason but struggled. He's a FA.— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) December 2, 2020