Fernando Martinez

New York Mets' Fernando Martinez swings at a
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New York Mets' Fernando Martinez swings at a pitch by Boston Red Sox's John Lackey in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 17, 2010) (Credit: AP )

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The Mets signed Dominican Republic native Fernando Martinez to a $1.4 million contract as a 16-year-old in 2005. Considered one of the team's best young prospects, he made his Major League debut on May 26, 2009. He's struggled to stay healthy and yet to make an impact in the big leagues.

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