Ozzie Martínez

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Ozzie Martínez
Chicago Cubs
Shortstop
Born: (1988-05-07) May 7, 1988 (age 28)
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 2010, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2011)
Batting average .258
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 3
Teams

Osvaldo "Ozzie" Martínez (born May 7, 1988) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop in the Chicago Cubs organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins.

Career[edit]

Florida Marlins[edit]

Martínez was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 11th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft out of Porterville College. He was called up to the Majors for the first time on September 19, 2010, walking in his one at-bat as a pinch hitter.[1] The following day, he started at shortstop for the Marlins against the St. Louis Cardinals and recorded his first hit, a single to center field off Chris Carpenter.[2] He appeared in 14 games for the Marlins in 2010 and another 20 in 2011, with a combined batting average of .258.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Martínez and Jhan Mariñez were sent to the Chicago White Sox on September 29, 2011 as compensation for the hiring of Ozzie Guillén by the Marlins, as Guillen had one year remaining on his contract with the White Sox.[3]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On July 10, 2012, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.[4] With the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes, he played in 39 games and hit .255.

On November 23, 2012, he was resigned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a minor league deal, with an invitation to spring training.[5] He split the season between Albuquerque and AA Chattanooga and hit .247 in 89 games.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

On May 18, 2014, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves, who assigned him to the Gwinnett Braves.[6]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

He signed with the Baltimore Orioles as a minor league free agent in November 2014.[7] He re-signed with the team after the 2015 season. He became a free agent after the 2016 season.

Sugar Land Skeeters[edit]

On March 7, 2017, Martinez signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On April 4, 2017, Martinez signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago Cubs vs. Florida Marlins Box Score". ESPN.com. September 19, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cardinals at Marlins Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball Reference. September 20, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Frisaro, Joe (September 29, 2011). "Miami nice: Marlins introduce Guillen as skipper". MLB.com. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (July 10, 2012). "Dodgers Acquire Osvaldo Martinez". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hernandez, Dylan (November 23, 2012). "Accident victim Alfredo Silverio re-signed by Dodgers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (May 18, 2014). "Minor Moves: Osvaldo Martinez, Angel Sanchez". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ Minor League Transactions: Nov. 7-13

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