Ricky Martinez (minors02)
Ricardo Jose Martinez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- School Nova Southeastern University
- High School Westminster High School
- Born April 20, 1988 in Baltimore, MD USA
Ricky Martinez has been a minor league pitcher. He is the son of Dennis Martinez.
Ricky was undrafted out of college. He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom his father was a minor league pitching coach. He went 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 19 outings for the 2010 GCL Cardinals, walking only 4 in 28 innings. In 2011, he went 2-4 with a 3.73 ERA in 22 games for the Batavia Muckdogs. The next year, he appeared for the Quad Cities River Bandits (4 Sv, 4.81 in 28 G) and Palm Beach Cardinals (0-2, Sv, 9.45, 2.48 WHIP in 10 G for a team his father was coaching). He remained under his father's guidance when he joined the Nicaraguan national team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. He pitched in Nicaragua's 8-1 loss to Colombia. Relieving Elvin García in the 6th with a 6-1 deficit, he retired Steve Brown then gave up a hit to Reynaldo Rodriguez. He then retired major leaguers Edgar Rentería and Donovan Solano to end the inning. In the 7th, he was replaced by Danilo Álvarez.