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Matthew V. Martin (born July 18, 1969) is an American baseball coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.

Matt Martin
Los Angeles Angels – No. 80
Coach
Born: (1969-07-18) July 18, 1969 (age 50)
Lubbock, Texas

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Early lifeEdit

Martin is a native of Lubbock, Texas.[1] He graduated from Coronado High School.[1]

CareerEdit

Martin was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 36th round of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He played for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Pioneer League in 1991 (batting .178) and 1992 (batting .243).[2] In 1992 he played for the Charleston Wheelers (batting .223) of the A South Atlantic League, and in 1993 he played for the Winston-Salem Spirits (batting .143 in 7 at bats) of the A+ Carolina League.[2] He played all infield positions and pitched.[2]

Martin served as a coach and manager for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles.[3][4][5] In 1996 he managed Billings to a 23-49 (.319) record, in 2006 he managed the GCL Yankees of the Rookie Gulf Coast League to a 31-20 (.608) record, and in 2012 he managed the AZL Dodgers of the Rookie Arizona League to a 34-21 (.618) record.[2]

He coached the Israeli national baseball team during the qualifying round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.[6] Martin was hired in 2014 by Brad Ausmus as the Detroit Tigers' first-ever defensive coordinator.[5] When Ausmus was hired to be the Los Angeles Angels new manager for the 2019 season, Martin came along with him to become the team's Assistant Coach/Instant Replay Coordinator.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lubbock native Martin witnesses history as Scherzer strikes out 20 | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  2. ^ a b c d e Matt Martin Minor Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Daily Distractions: Finally, a major-league job for a longtime Dodgers minor-league coach. | Inside the Dodgers". Insidesocal.com. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  4. ^ "Baltimore Orioles MLB Baseball Front Page". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  5. ^ a b Beck, Jason (2014-06-30). "Tigers' Matt Martin's defensive outlook a mix of old, new schools | MLB.com". M.mlb.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  6. ^ "World Baseball Classic: Team - Israel". Web.worldbaseballclassic.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2015-09-29.

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