With Reyes opting not to attend his arraignment, defense attorney David Sereno entered the not guilty please on his behalf. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced earlier this month that an internal investigation into the Oct. 31 incident has been launched, and the situation is expected to serve as a first test case for MLB's new domestic violence policy. The court process figures to play out in full before any possible league discipline is issued.
He will receive an invitation to spring training as part of the deal. The Orioles are the fifth organization Martinez has passed through, despite being just 27 years old. He will offer organizational middle infield depth.
d'Arnaud spent last year in the Phillies organization, playing with Triple-A Lehigh Valley prior to a September call-up. He was a decent hitter, batting .268 with five home runs and 35 RBI, but was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster after the season was over. The 28-year-old will look to find a spot as a utility infielder during spring training.
Brignac played a bit in the Marlins last year, but was designated for assignment and became a free agent after hitting a lowly .077 in 17 plate appearances. Brignac doesn't bring much to the table in terms of hitting, but his ability to play almost every position could help him compete for a spot on the big-league roster during spring training.
Lee was one of the top prospects at shortstop for the Rays in the 2015 season. He was designated for assignment by the Rays and became a free agent this offseason. He'll likely be starting the 2016 season in the Giants' minor league system, especially with Brandon Crawford as the club's starting shortstop.
Rivero split the 2015 season between a pair of club's Triple-A rosters, though he slashed just a combined .254/.299/.355. He'll likely start the season in the minors and serve as infield depth.
He split 2015 between Double-A and Triple-A, and the surface numbers look almost identical between levels. Story hit 20 doubles, 10 homers and drove in 40 runs at both stops, with his average falling just four points (from .281 to .277) following the jump to Albuquerque. The most notable decline was to his walk rate, as Story only managed to walk at only a 5.8 percent clip at Triple-A after managing an 11.7 percent mark at Double-A. Regardless, Story is viewed by many as the future at shortstop for Colorado, and he figures to debut in 2016 no matter what happens with Jose Reyes.
Rondon underwent season-ending surgery in July after suffering a fractured elbow, but put up solid numbers at High-A before getting hurt. The 21-year-old struggled after earning a promotion to Double-A though, slashing just .190/.219/.230 in 28 games, but he'll now be protected from the Rule 5 draft.
Hernandez split time between Double-A and Triple-A in 2015, hitting a combined .305/.330/.454 at the two levels. He'll now be protected from the Rule 5 draft as a member of the 40-man roster.
This is strictly to protect Arcia from the Rule-5 draft. He is the top prospect in a suddenly lush Brewers farm system, but the team won't burn a year of control by bringing him up early in 2016. There is no doubt that he is the shortstop of the future in Milwaukee, but he probably won't debut until late-2016 or early-2017.