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March 3, 2016

Player Profile

Carlos Martinez

by J.P. Breen


PLAYER BACKGROUND

Carlos Martinez was first known as Carlos Matias in baseball circles. Carlos Matias signed with the Boston Red Sox when he was just 17 years old for a modest $140,000. Red flags appeared during his routine background check, though, and Major League Baseball suspended him for a year and voided the six-figure bonus. During that year sabbatical, Matias (now Martinez) grew into his body and began sitting in the mid-90s, earning him a seven-figure signing bonus with the St. Louis Cardinals.

It was an unorthodox introduction to professional baseball for the Dominican native. Strangely enough, a beneficial one for the right-hander, too, according to some:

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