St. Louis Cardinals
    José Martínez
    José Martínez
    #38 | José Martínez
    Healthy
    Right Fielder | St. Louis Cardinals
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 7/25/1988
    Height, Weight 6'6", 215 lbs
    From La Guaira, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2006
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    2019 Season
    HR
    4
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    RBI
    26
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    AVG
    .283
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 7/25/1988
    Height, Weight 6'6", 215 lbs
    From La Guaira, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2006
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    RotowireJun 15, 2:34a ET

    News

    Martinez went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run home run in a 9-5 victory against the Mets on Friday.

    Impact

    His three-run blast in the fifth gave the Cardinals a three-run lead. Martinez hasn't played much in June, so he needs this kind of production to get more at-bats. He's 3-for-19 (.158) with one homer and five RBI in June. Overall, Martinez is hitting .286 with 12 extra-base hits, including four homers, 26 RBI, 22 runs and one steal in 175 at-bats this season.

    RotowireJun 9, 1:03p ET

    News

    Martinez, who logged only his second start of June in Saturday's loss to the Cubs, has been ceding playing time to Harrison Bader and is 1-for-10 over his last seven games overall.

    Impact

    Bader has been handling everyday center field duties in recent games, which has shifted Dexter Fowler over to Martinez's usual spot in right field. The irregular amount of playing time may be affecting Martinez's rhythm at the plate, as the normally reliable hitter has seen his average dip 12 points to .291 during the aforementioned stretch. Meanwhile, Bader has hit safely in five of the last six games, a stretch that includes a pair of home runs. Therefore, for the time being, Martinez may be relegated to only occasional starts and pinch-hit duty.