The New York Times—February 6, 2009
Martínez, 20, spent most of last season with Class AA Binghamton, batting .292 with 8 home runs and 43 runs batted in. But he missed six weeks in May and June with a strained right hamstring. He also missed the final three months of the 2007 season with an injured right hand.
Martínez left the Series in Mexicali, Mexico, and flew to New York on Thursday night, but not before telling mlb.com that he felt his elbow "tighten up" while throwing Tuesday, when he hit a game-winning homer against Puerto Rico.
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