The Indians and Rays decided to converge once more, just one day after completing a three-game series at Progressive Field.
On this particular occasion, the two clubs finalized a trade rather than battle it out on the diamond.
Michael Martinez was dealt to Tampa Bay in exchange for cash considerations on Thursday afternoon.
The 34-year-old super utility man played second base (18 innings), third base (12 innings), center field (8.2 innings), shortstop (two innings) and pitcher (1 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 K) while slashing .364/.462/.455 (4-for-11) with one double, two walks and a .916 OPS in 2017.
Martinez was designated for assignment on May 14, forcing the Tribe to either trade, waive or outright him to the minor leagues within a 10-day period.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Martinez will be playing for his fifth big league team after logging time with Philadelphia (2011-13), Pittsburgh (2014), Boston (2016) and Cleveland (2015-17) since making his debut in 2011.
With Brad Miller (strained abdominal) placed on the 10-day disabled list, manager Kevin Cash figures to give Martinez a moderate amount of playing time over the next few weeks to aid a shorthanded infield unit.