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Tino Martinez | First Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (46) / 12/7/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Tampa
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38-year-old Tino Martinez is expected to take a job with ESPN, ending his playing career.
"I don't want to make this a big deal," Martinez told St. Petersburg Times. "I'm done. I'm not going to play anymore. I'm 100 percent decided." Martinez is calling it quits following a season in which he hit .241/.328/.439 in 303 AB for the Yankees. The two-time All-Star hit .271/.344/.471 with 339 HR and 1,271 RBI over 16 seasons. His best year was 1997, which he finished at .296/.371/.577 with 44 HR and 141 RBI. Wed, Feb 15, 2006 02:10:00 PM
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Free agent Tino Martinez is in discussions with ESPN about working as an on-air analyst.

There hasn't been much interest in Tino as a free agent. He's still considering playing another year, but he's unlikely to find a good fit at this point.
Source: Newsday
Tue, Feb 14, 2006 02:57:00 PM

The Marlins are interested in adding Tino Martinez -- as their hitting coach or first-base coach.

They'd probably just bring him out of retirement in April. The right idea would have been to make Lenny Harris the hitting coach.
Fri, Dec 9, 2005 04:01:00 AM

Agent Jim Krivacs said Tino Martinez, a Tampa native, is open to talking with the Rays about a return.

Martinez spent 2004 with the Rays before joining the Yankees last season. He's also considering retirement.
Wed, Dec 7, 2005 01:35:00 PM

Free agent Tino Martinez said he has been contacted by teams, but that he's not sure whether he'll continue his career.

"There have been a couple, but none I'm interested in," Martinez said. "We'll see what happens. I'm not just going to play to hang on with a team. It has to be a really good situation." Martinez may join another team for a year, but he hopes to return to the Yankees in a coaching, broadcasting or front office capacity at some point in the future.
Sat, Nov 19, 2005 02:41:00 AM

Yankees declined first baseman Tino Martinez's $3 million option for 2006.

Martinez gets a $250,000 buyout on top of the $2.75 million he made in 2005. There isn't much chance that he'll be back after hitting .241/.328/.439 in 303 at-bats last season. The Yankees may attempt to replace him with John Olerud.
Tue, Nov 8, 2005 05:57:00 PM

It remains uncertain if the Yankees will elect to bring back Tino Martinez next season.

The Yankees hold a $3 million option that they aren't expected to exercise. "I have no idea. Either way, it's been great. If I fit in the plans, great. If I don't, we'll see what happens," said Martinez. "A lot of changes have to be made, and I'm sure the team wants to get younger."
Fri, Oct 14, 2005 10:15:00 AM

Tino Martinez (strained right rib) says he is a game or two away from returning to availability as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement.

Martinez has missed 12 straight games. ''I'm feeling fine. I'm starting to come back, swinging a little better,'' the veteran said. He was injured Aug. 31 in Seattle.
Thu, Sep 15, 2005 07:45:00 AM

Tino Martinez, sidelined by a strained right ribcage, took batting practice today.

''It's a little sore, but all right,'' Martinez said. ''If I'm needed to pinch-hit, I will.'' It doesn't look like he'll be needed tonight.
Tue, Sep 13, 2005 08:51:00 PM

Tino Martinez, out since Aug. 31 because of a strained right ribcage, took infield grounders today and hopes to take batting practice Tuesday.

He should be kept benched in AL-only leagues for another week. Releasing him is also an option.
Sun, Sep 11, 2005 10:59:00 PM

Manager Joe Torre said yesterday that he doesn't expect Tino Martinez (ribs) to swing a bat until at least Tuesday.

''He's very frustrated,'' Torre said.
Sat, Sep 10, 2005 09:22:00 AM

The Yankees will likely have to do without Tino Martinez (ribs) against Boston this weekend.

Martinez has yet to begin swinging a bat. He said he hopes he can play this weekend, but manager Joe Torre was pessimistic. It's possible Martinez could see action as a defensive replacement.
Fri, Sep 9, 2005 09:06:00 AM

Tino Martinez (ribs) could be healthy enough to play by the end of the week.

Martinez has been out since Sept. 1 after straining a ribcage during a swing.
Thu, Sep 8, 2005 09:33:00 AM

The Yankees currently believe Tino Martinez will miss three or four days with a strained rib cage.

Because of Martinez's injury, the Yankees chose to call up Andy Phillips before the end of the Triple-A season. Jason Giambi figures to get all the starts at first base until Martinez returns, keeping playing time open for Bernie Williams at DH.
Thu, Sep 1, 2005 09:44:00 PM

Tino Martinez suffered a strained ribcage during a swing tonight and was removed for a pinch-hitter in the ninth.

''We'll see how it is tomorrow,'' Martinez said. Regardless of how it is, it's unlikely that he'll play.
Thu, Sep 1, 2005 02:57:00 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
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PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Chaz Roe
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley
13David Phelps