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Indians' Michael Martinez has surgery for ruptured Achilles tendon

Michael Martinez, who has served in a utility role for the Cleveland Indians, had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon and will be sidelined for the next six months, the team said Wednesday.

The 35-year-old infielder, who has been invited to spring training on a minor league deal, suffered the injury while preparing for spring training in the Dominican Republic.

He hit .162 in 63 at-bats for the Indians and Tampa Bay Rays last season. He also has played for Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia since entering the majors in 2011.