|Birth Day:||October 8, 1970|
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He was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1990, and worked his way up the farm system, making his Major League debut on June 24, 1995.
Martínez was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1990 and made his Major League Baseball debut at the age of 24 on June 24, 1995. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs on December 11, 1997, for minor leaguer Trevor Schaffer. Martínez was the battery-mate for Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood on May 6, 1998 when Wood struck out 20 batters to tie Roger Clemens for the major league single-game strikeout record in a 9 inning game. He posted a career-high batting average of .264 and made the only post-season appearance of his career where, he had one hit in one at bat and scored a run in Game 3 of the 1998 National League Division Series.
Martínez became a free agent after the 1999 season and signed with the Florida Marlins on December 6, 1999. A free agent at the end of the 2000 season, Martínez signed with the Montreal Expos on November 17, 2000. Martínez played one game for the Expos in 2001 and played for their Triple-A affiliate, the Ottawa Lynx, in 2002. For the 2003 season, Martínez signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, but was released in spring training.
On April 8, 2003, he signed with the Kansas City Royals and played for their Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Royals. After being released on June 8, 2003, Martínez signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates on January 20, 2004, but before playing a game for the Pirates, Martínez was traded to the Indians. He spent most of the season with Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, playing one game for the Indians major league team. On August 31, 2004, Martínez's contract was purchased by the Boston Red Sox, where he played three games before being granted free agency at the end of the season. He played in his final major league game on October 3, 2004 at the age of 33.
On January 15, 2005, he signed with the Detroit Tigers, playing 81 games for their Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens. On December 14, 2005, Martínez signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets, playing 85 games for their Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, and becoming a free agent at the end of the season. On November 16, 2006, Martínez signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but did not play in any games for their organization before being released and signed by the Florida Marlins. Martínez played three games for their Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes, and became a free agent at the end of the 2007 season. For the 2008 season Martínez signed with the Orix Buffalos and played in 125 games batting just .219 but had 29 home runs a career high and 70 runs batted in.
Currently, Sandy Martinez is 51 years, 11 months and 23 days old. Sandy Martinez will celebrate 52nd birthday on a Saturday 8th of October 2022.
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