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Ramon Martinez | Shortstop

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (45) / 10/10/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Vernon Regional (TX) JC

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Ramon Martinez has a fracture in his left pinkie that will require surgery.
He'll be prevented from doing any baseball-related activities for six weeks, opening up at-bats for Alex Cora and Wilson Valdez at shortstop until Jose Reyes returns from a calf injury. However, neither backup infielder is much of an option in NL-only leagues. Wed, Jun 3, 2009 05:12:00 PM

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Ramon Martinez left Tuesday's game with a dislocated pinkie finger.

Martinez reportedly suffered the injury on an awkward slide into home plate. Wilson Valdez has come on to replace him.
Tue, Jun 2, 2009 08:52:00 PM

Mets recalled 2B Ramon Martinez from Triple-A Buffalo.

Martinez replaced injured Alex Cora in the lineup and started at shortstop Monday with Jose Reyes out with calf tendinitis. Reyes is expected back any day now, which means Martinez will become the team's utility infielder. He is batting .290 in the minors this season and batted .250 in 16 big league at-bats last year.
Mon, May 18, 2009 10:49:00 PM

Mets re-signed infielder Ramon Martinez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Martinez played seven games for the Mets last year, including starting the season finale at second base, but the 36-year-old will likely begin this season at Triple-A.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 11:07:00 AM

Mets purchased the contract of infielder Ramon Martinez from Triple-A New Orleans.

Martinez is back in the majors for the first time this year. The former Giant and Dodger hit .291/.376/.302 in 86 at-bats for New Orleans. He'll back up Jose Reyes.
Mon, Sep 1, 2008 03:46:00 PM

Mets signed infielder Ramon Martinez to a minor league contract.

Martinez had just been let go by the Dodgers after injuries limited him to 28 games at Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets required some extra infield depth with both Argenis Reyes and Daniel Murphy now needed in the majors.
Sat, Aug 2, 2008 01:54:00 PM

Dodgers released infielder Ramon Martinez.

Martinez has battled injuries all season and appeared in only 28 games at Triple-A. He was hitting .287.
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 09:44:00 AM

Dodgers re-signed infielder Ramon Martinez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

The Dodgers earlier declined to exercise Martinez's $1 million option after he hit .194/.248/.225 in 129 at-bats last season. They could decide to keep him as their sixth infielder if they think Tony Abreu would benefit from additional minor league time.
Wed, Jan 30, 2008 12:24:00 AM

Dodgers declined infielder Ramon Martinez's $1 million club option for 2008.

Martinez hit .194/.248/.225 in 129 at-bats last season. His time as a useful utilityman could be over.
Wed, Oct 31, 2007 03:40:00 AM

Ramon Martinez underwent an MRI on his left elbow on Friday.

Martinez had to leave the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader after injuring his elbow. His return this season is looking doubtful.
Sat, Sep 22, 2007 09:57:00 AM

Ramon Martinez drove in three runs against the Rockies on Sunday, including a two-run single to put the Dodgers ahead in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Martinez hit an RBI single in the second, then delivered a two-run single off Jeremy Affeldt as the Dodgers rallied from a one-run deficit in the eighth. The two-run base hit allowed Scott Proctor to pick up a win in relief despite the fact that he had already been charged with a blown save. Takashi Saito pitched a scoreless ninth for his 33rd save of the season.
Sun, Aug 19, 2007 07:48:00 PM

Dodgers activated infielder Ramon Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.

Martinez is getting the start at second base today to give Jeff Kent some additional rest, but he's not going to play very much as a utilityman.
Sun, Jul 8, 2007 03:58:00 PM

Ramon Martinez (back) will be sent to Triple-A Las Vegas on a rehabilitation assignment Monday.

Manager Grady Little said that for Martinez, the assignment would be "like going to spring training again." Martinez said that he recently visited a back specialist and that his back is feeling "pretty good."
Sun, Jul 1, 2007 10:13:00 AM

Ramon Martinez's strained lower back is no longer an issue following a visit with a chiropractor last week.

"She got some joints moving," Martinez said. "Everything was kind of stuck." Martinez took some swings in the batting cage Monday and hopes to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of the week.
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 09:50:00 AM

Ramon Martinez suffered a minor setback last weekend during his recovery from a strained lower back.

Martinez was examined by a spine specialist Monday and hopes to resume baseball activities next week.
Wed, Jun 20, 2007 08:46:00 AM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Dominic Smith
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brandon Nimmo
3Jose Bautista
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Robert Gsellman
5Jerry Blevins
6Paul Sewald
7Chris Beck
8Hansel Robles
9Tim Peterson