September 17, 2021

Padres Designate Nick Martini (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Padres have designated outfielder Nick Martini for assignment, AJ Cassavell of tweets. The club selected the contract of outfielder Jorge Ona from Double-A Amarillo in a corresponding move.

Martini joined the Padres off waivers from the Athletics at the end of August, but the 29-year-old then struggled over 96 plate appearances, hitting .244/.344/.317 with no home runs. He logged just 13 PA with the A’s this past season before they moved on from him, though Martini was a respectable member of their offense in 2018. The lefty slashed .296/.397/.414 across 179 trips to the plate, but he only hit one HR then.

Ona, now 22, came to the Pads as a hyped prospect out of Cuba in July 2016. The club signed Ona for $7MM, and he’s now coming off a short season in which he starred in his first taste of the Double-A level. Ona racked up 103 plate appearances and batted .348/.417/.539 with five homers.

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