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Astros release Martinez

Kissimmee, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros released outfielder J.D. Martinez on Saturday.

Martinez, who was vying for a spot in left or right field, hit .167 with one RBI in 14 games this spring.

The 26-year-old Martinez spent parts of three seasons with the Astros, hitting .251 with 24 homers and 126 RBI in 252 games.

03/22 10:21:44 ET

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