Martinez gave up three hits in the first inning then just one after that. He and Blinn picked up the 4-3 win, The Sun wrote.
Martinez went on from Blinn to turn pro. His pro career lasted eight seasons. He made AAA, but he never made the majors.
Martinez' career began in 1984, taken by the Angels in the first round of the January draft out of Blinn.
Going into the January 1984 draft, Martinez was counted among the top prospects available. He was ultimately taken fifth overall.
Martinez started with the Angels at short-season Salem. He went 3-8 over 15 starts, with a 4.30 ERA.
He moved to single-A Quad City in 1985, then single-A Palm Springs in 1986. He had a 5.02 ERA in 1985 and a 5.25 mark in 1986.
He made AA Midland in 1987, getting 12 starts and turning in a 5.60 ERA. He isn't recorded as playing in 1988. He returned to Midland in 1989. In 22 starts, he went 9-5, with a 5.19 ERA.
Martinez split time between between Palm Springs and Midland in 1990. It was his final season in the Angels system.
He moved to the Orioles system in 1991, getting 37 outings, four starts, at AAA Rochester. He had a 5.28 ERA and five losses.
Martinez' final season came in 1992 with the Brewers at AA El Paso. He got 15 outings, 13 starts. He went 5-4, with a 4.80 ERA, ending his career.
- Baytown Sun, April 12, 1984: Rebs split with Buccaneers
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