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Osvaldo Martínez

Osvaldo Martínez 2B

Iowa Cubs

  • Status: Free Agent
  • Full Name: Osvaldo Martínez
  • Age: 29 (May 7, 1988)
  • Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 200
  • Draft: Round 11 (2006, FLA)
  • MLB Debut: 09/19/2010
  • School: Porterville CC, CA

Osvaldo Martínez Career Stats


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Osvaldo Martínez Awards and Honors

Osvaldo Martínez  2B

Osvaldo Martínez
  • Full Name: Osvaldo Martinez
  • Born: May 7, 1988
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 200
  • Draft: Round 11 (2006, FLA)
  • School: Porterville CC, CA
  • MLB Debut: 09/19/2010

2015 Highlights
• Spent entire season with Double-A Bowie, batting .252 with two home runs, 14 doubles and 30 RBI in 122 games
• Ranked second on the team in stolen bases (9), third in at-bats (433) and fourth in hits (109)
• 119 of his 122 appearances came at shortstop, where he led the Eastern League with a .973 fielding % (13 E, 481 TC)
• Tied a career high with four hits, May 15 vs. Richmond (four singles)
• Hit a grand slam in an 8-7 win vs. Portland, June 12
• Had a career-high four walks and reached base safely five times, July 24 at Harrisburg
• Batted .308 (32-104) with six doubles, five walks and a .385 on-base percentage in July
• Started all nine of Bowie's playoff games, batting .367 (11-30) with four walks and four runs batted in

2014: Opened year with Double-A Chattanooga, where he hit .176 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 33 games...Acquired by Atlanta via a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for LHP Adrian Rivero, May 18...Assigned to Gwinnett on May 19...Hit game-winning two-run single in a 4-3 win vs. Norfolk, May 24...Hit .386 (17-44) with six RBI in 14 games vs. Norfolk...Batted .324 (35-108) after the All-Star break... Made 42 appearances at shortstop, 31 at second base and four at third base.
2013: Spent the season with Triple-A Albuquerque and Double-A Chattanooga in the Dodgers system...Spent the majority of the season with Chattanooga, where he hit .249 with four home runs and 19 RBI in 76 games... Was a Puerto Rican Winter League All-Star, batting .290 with a home run and 16 RBI in 39 games for Gigantes de Carolina.
2012: Split the season between Triple-A Charlotte and Triple-A Albuquerque...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the #10 Prospect in the White Sox organization...Traded from Chicago to Los Angeles (NL), in exchange for cash considerations, July 10.
2011: Appeared in 20 games over two stints with Florida, going 3-23 (.130) with one RBI…Made six appearances at shortstop (one start) and one at third base…Began the season with Triple-A New Orleans and hit .245 (83-339) with three homers and 26 RBI…Hit .381 (16-42) over his final 11 games with the Zephyrs...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the #5 prospect in the Marlins organization, and the same publication named him as possessing the Best Strike-Zone discipline and Best Infield Arm in the system…Hit .259 (37-143) in 40 games with Carolina in the Puerto Rican winter league...Traded by Florida to the White Sox, along with RHP Jhan Marinez, on September 29 as compensation for the hiring of manager Ozzie Guillen by the Marlins. 
2010: Hit .326 (14-43) with four doubles, a triple and two RBI in 14 games with Florida…His contract was purchased from Triple-A New Orleans on 9/19…Walked in his major-league debut that night vs. the Cubs…Recorded his first hit on 9/20 vs. St. Louis (a single off Chris Carpenter) and first RBI on 9/24 at Milwaukee...Was named Florida's Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .302 (156-516) with 28 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 54 RBI and 90 runs scored in 130 games with Double-A Jacksonville… Was named to the Southern League Mid- and Postseason All-Star teams…Was the starting shortstop on the World team in the MLB All-Star Futures game in Anaheim, CA…Earned the Marlins organizational Hitter of the Month for May, batting .352 (38-108) with 13 RBI and 25 runs scored…Was named SL Player of the week for 8/2-8…Played in seven games with the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League.
2009: Spent the entire season with Class-A Jupiter, hitting .254 (110-433) with 16 doubles, five triples, one home run and 45 RBI…Was named Florida State League Player of the Week for 5/25-6/1 (.600, 15-25).
2008: Batted .296 (90-304) with six home runs and 29 RBI in 85 games with Class-A Greensboro.
2007: Combined to hit .184 (21-114) with six RBI in 39 games with Class-A Jamestown and Jupiter.
2006: Made his professional debut with the Rooke Marlins…Was recommended/signed by Carlos Berroa.
PERSONAL: Ozvaldo Martinez was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 11/17/14... Originally selected by Florida in the 11th round of the 2006 draft...Attended Porterville (CA) Community College, and is the first product of Porterville to make it to the major leagues.