After having signed for $1.5 million, Martinez dominated the Dominican Summer League in 2010. In 12 starts, he went 3-2 with a 0.76 ERA. His strikeout to walk ratio was 78/14 in 59 innings and he held opponents to a .144 batting average against.
With the excellent help of Quad Cities manager Johnny Rodriguez serving as interpreter, we conducted what I believe to be Martinez' first interview since arriving here in the USA. He answered a series of questions on the subject of his paperwork problems, his 2010 season, his orientation to the USA, his repertoire and even about a famous future Hall of Famer to whom he has been compared.
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