Became a Cardinal
Acquired from the Kansas City Royals in return for future considerations on April 13, 2011. Assigned to Triple-A Memphis.
Proved to be a reliable and durable performer for the Redbirds. His 31 saves not only led the Pacific Coast League, it also shattered the club’s single-season record of 26 set by Gene Stechschulte in 2000.
Originally signed by the Royals as a non-drafted free agent in 2000. Was on MLB's Disqualified List from 2002-09 due to a contract violation and pitched in Japan from 2006-08. Last name pronounced Mar-TAY.
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Memphis Redbirds Relief Pitcher of the Year: 2011
All Pacific Coast Team reliever - post-season: 2011