Cincinnati Reds Release Former 1st-Round Pick Shortstop

Back on the market.

The Cincinnati Reds have released shortstop Richie Martin.

Martin signed on with the Reds back in January, but didn't end make the club's Opening Day roster, hence why he was granted his release.

Instead of heading to Triple-A Louisville, Martin has decided to see if there are any other opportunities for him on the open market. 

Martin is a solid defensive player, but has really struggled offensively in the majors, posting an underwhelming .212/.261/.311 triple-slash line, with seven home runs, 34 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and 42 runs scored across 170 games in the majors.

The twenty-eight-year-old is a former first-round pick by the Oakland Athletics in the 2015 MLB Draft.

The speedy shortstop fared better in the minors last season, recording a decent .250 batting average, with two home runs, 25 RBIs and 29 stolen bases over 292 at-bats.

We'll wait and see if a team takes a chance on Martin.
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