Meet Joe Martinez, an American professional baseball player who is a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of MLB. See a video and a biography of Joe Martinez here.
Martinez got hit in the head by Mike Cameron’s line drive in the ninth inning while playing against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. The injury seemed to be a major one but Martinez was conscious and was removed from the field for medical observation.
“He was bleeding quite a bit,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “That ball was smoked. He didn’t have a chance.”
He was taken to a hospital for a CT scan and the latest update says that he suffered from a concussion and is fine otherwise.
Giants won the game by 7-1.
As a biography, Joe Martinez was born on February 26, 1983 in South Orange, New Jersey so his age is 26. He attended Boston College and played as a starting pitcher for 12 games, going for 8-3 with a 2.63 ERA.
Joe was drafted in the 23rd round of the 2005 Amateur Draft by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. He later played for the Augusta Greenjackets, the San Jose Giants and most recently for the Connecticut Defenders in 2008, playing in 10 games with an ERA of 2.49.
Martinez was later signed up by the San Francisco Giants of MLB and made his debut only on Tuesday, with an ERA of 9.00, a game that the Giants won. He made his debut with four other home-grown players. The injury occurred in his second MLB game, yesterday.