Over the course of an 18-year career Martinez hit .312/.418/.515 with 2247 hits, 514 doubles, 309 home runs, 1261 RBI and 1219 runs scored. He walked more times (1283) than he struck out (1202).
Chris Ray, who was at one time expected to be the Orioles’ “closer of the future,” now runs Center of the Universe Brewing Company of Ashland, Virginia with his brother Phil.
Bobby Valentine pokes fun at his history of being “removed” in this video for CBS Sports’ Fantasy Baseball product.
A concern about Felix Hernandez’s elbow might affect talks with the Mariners about his contract extension, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman has confirmed. ESPN’s Buster Olney first reported the news. A few days ago we learned the two sides were discussing a seven-year deal worth $175 million, which would be the largest pitching contract in baseball history.
Even as the Maloof family negotiates with a Seattle group that would move the Kings there, another potential buyer who would keep the team in Sacramento has emerged, CBSSports.com has learned.