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Manuel Martínez DeJesús (born October 3, 1970) is a Dominican Minor League Baseball manager and former professional baseball outfielder. He played during three seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Montreal Expos. He also played three seasons in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) for the Samsung Lions and LG Twins. He is currently the manager of the DSL Mets1.

Manny Martínez
Outfielder
Born: (1970-10-03) October 3, 1970 (age 48)
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: June 14, 1996, for the Seattle Mariners
KBO: 2001, for the Samsung Lions
Last appearance
MLB: October 3, 1999, for the Montreal Expos
KBO: 2003, for the LG Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average.245
Home runs8
Runs batted in53
KBO statistics
Batting average.277
Home runs57
Runs batted in235
Teams

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Playing careerEdit

Martínez was signed by the Oakland Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1988. Martinez played his first professional season with the Class A Short Season Southern Oregon A's in 1990. He played in MLB with the 1996 Mariners (nine games), the 1996 Phillies (13 games), the 1998 Pirates (73 games), and 1999 Expos (137 games). He played his last affiliated season in 2000 for the Florida Marlins' Triple-A affiliate, the Calgary Cannons. In parts of three seasons with four teams, Martínez appeared in 232 MLB games, batting .245 with eight home runs and 53 RBIs.

Martínez spent the 2001 through 2003 seasons playing in KBO in South Korea, where he appeared in 368 games while batting .277 with 57 home runs and 235 RBIs. He spent 2005 playing for the independent Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League, appearing in 10 games and batting .282. He also played in the Mexican League from 2004 through 2008, and in the Dominican Winter League during the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons.

Post-playing careerEdit

Martínez spent several years in the New York Mets' organization as a coach, then became manager of the Dominican Summer League Mets 1 squad in 2015.[1] As of 2018, he still holds the role.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Resnick, Jacob (February 21, 2016). "Mets Name Rookie Coaching Staffs With Some New Faces". metsminors.net. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "DSL Mets1 Roster". MiLB.com. Retrieved August 16, 2018.

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