Luis Martinez (catcher)
Martinez with the Texas Rangers
April 3, 1985 |
|July 15, 2011, for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2012 season)
|Runs batted in||10|
Luis M. Martinez (born April 3, 1985) is a Colombian-American professional baseball catcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers.
New York Mets
Prior to playing professionally, he attended Coral Park High School and then Cumberland University. He was originally drafted by the New York Mets in the 11th round of the 2005 amateur draft, however he opted not to sign.
San Diego Padres
He was next drafted by the Padres in the 12th round of the 2007 amateur draft, beginning his professional career that year.
Martinez played for the Eugene Emeralds and Fort Wayne Wizards in 2007, hitting a combined .253 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 45 games. In 2008, he hit .223 with three home runs and 19 RBI with the Wizards. With the Lake Elsinore Storm and Portland Beavers in 2009, Martinez hit .286 with four home runs and 41 RBI in 94 games. He hit .282 with two home runs and 31 RBI with the San Antonio Missions in 2010.
He was designated for assignment on December 26, 2012 and removed from the Rangers' 40-man roster.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
On November 19, 2013 Martinez signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Boston Red Sox
On January 23, 2015, he signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox.
- BR Minors
- "Padres acquire RHP Ryan Kelly from Texas Rangers in exchange for C Luis Martinez". Padres.com (Press release). December 21, 2011.
- Rangers Designate Luis Martinez For Assignment