From Jim Salisbury’s Twitter: “Teammates congratulate beaming Michael Martinez who will be on roster. Official announcement could come tonite. Orr or Young for final spot.”
Beerleaguer: Martinez, 28, becomes the second-straight Rule 5 pick to make the Phillies Opening Day roster, following David Herndon, who stayed on the Phillies' roster for the entire 2010 season. There’s no denying the Phils are among the most gifted players in the Rule 5 market, dating back to their selection of Shane Victorino in the ’05 draft. Aside from getting a versatile player the coaching staff is legitimately amped about, the real feather in their cap was having the foresight to prepare for such a need. Martinez can play a number of positions, including second, short and center field.