Date of Birth: 05/07/1988
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 200 lbs
Pro Experience: Florida (2010-11)
Resides: Carolina, PR
Previous Team: Road Warriors (Atl.)
Highest Level: MLB
Ozzie Martinez joins the Bees for his second season in the Atlantic League and 14th of professional baseball. Last year, the former big leaguer appeared in 105 games with the Road Warriors, and posted a .256 batting average with 15 doubles, seven home runs, 42 runs scored, and 27 RBI.
The 30-year-old began his professional career with the Florida Marlins after being selected in the 11th round of the 2006 amateur draft. After five impressive campaigns in the Marlins organization, he made his Major League debut in 2010 at the age of 22. Martinez would again appear in the big leagues with Florida the following season. Following his stint with the Marlins, he would also spend time with the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago Cubs organizations. The slick-fielding infielder appeared in a combined 34 games during his big league career, collecting a .258 batting average with four doubles, eight runs scored, and three RBI.
Over the course of 1,202 career minor league games, Ozzie has comprised a .254 batting average with 223 extra base hits, 361 RBI, 477 runs scored, and 101 stolen bases.