Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Carlos Martinez born September 21, 1991, is a Dominican Professional Baseball Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was originally sign to the Boston Red Socks as an international free agent in 2009. MLB voided his contract due to discrepancies over his name and date of birth after revelations that he was also known as Carlos Matias. He was eventually cleared of wrong doing, as it was found that the inconsistencies arose due to poor record-keeping. St. Louis Cardinals signed him in 2010, and he made his MLB debut May 3, 2013. The Cardinals called up Martínez to the Major League club, the number-three prospect in their organization, on May 3, 2013. He made his major league debut against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park that night. In one inning pitched the seventh he gave up a single then induced a double play he started on a ground ball hit back to him and then secured the third out with another ground ball. Cardinals recalled Martinez on August 8 after stretching out his innings workload with Memphis to bring his endurance back to being sufficient to handle the rigors of starting pitching.