Jose Martinez, Outfield, St. Louis Cardinals, #58
Date of Birth: 7/25/1988
Birthplace: Vargas, Venezuela
Jose Martinez, outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, was first signed by the Chicago White Sox in 2006. In 2013, he signed with the Atlanta Braves. He played in the minor leagues from 2006 through 2015.
Martinez was acquired by the Kansas City Royals on November 6, 2015. He spent the entire 2015 season in the minors.
The Royals traded Martinez to the Cardinals on May 25, 2016. He spent most of the 2016 season in the minors, playing in just 12 games with the Cardinals. In that short time in the majors, he batted .438 with 7 hits in 16 at-bats.
Martinez is following in the footsteps of his father, Carlos, who was also an outfielder in major league baseball. Carlos played for the Chicago White Sox from 1988 through 1990, for the Cleveland Indians from 1991 through 1993, and for the Los Angeles Angels in 1995.