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Former Rays Pitcher J.D. Martin Signs With Samsung Lions In Korea

Posted By Steve Kinsella On December 11, 2013 @ 10:53 PM In Florida News,Legacy,MLB,News and Rumors | No Comments

In 2013 J.D. Martin [1] pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls and honored as the International League’s Most Valuable Pitcher posting a record of 16-4 with a 2.75 ERA.

Jon Morosi of Foxsports.com (Twitter [2]) reports that Martin has signed to pitch for the Samsung Lions in Korea.

JD_MARTIN_2013 [3]Martin was originally a first round pick (#35 overall [supplemental pick for loss of Manny Ramirez [4]]) by the Cleveland Indians in 2001. After eight seasons with the Indians minor league system he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.

He finally made it to the major leagues in 2009 and over the next two seasons he made 24 starts in 2009-2010 with the Nationals posting a record of 6-9 with a 4.32 ERA.

He signed on with the Miami Marlins and spent the 2012 season with their Triple-A affiliate New Orleans Zephyrs before joining the Rays organization prior to the 2013 season.

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[2] Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/410967502458724352

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[4] Manny Ramirez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ramirma02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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