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savafan
02-23-2006, 04:47 AM
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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- His playing career apparently over, Tino Martinez is joining ESPN as an analyst on "Baseball Tonight."

Martinez spent last season with the New York Yankees, then became a free agent. He said in November that he had been contacted by several teams, but none that he was interested in playing for.

The two-time All-Star first baseman hit 339 homers in 16 major league seasons with Seattle, the Yankees, St. Louis and Tampa Bay, winning World Series titles with the Yankees in 1996 and from 1998-2000.

ESPN also said Tuesday that former major leaguer Orestes Destrade will be a "Baseball Tonight" analyst and will also serve in that role during game broadcasts of the World Baseball Classic next month.

registerthis
02-23-2006, 11:00 AM
[url]ESPN also said Tuesday that former major leaguer Orestes Destrade will be a "Baseball Tonight" analyst and will also serve in that role during game broadcasts of the World Baseball Classic next month.

...the gentleman who owns the proud distinction of being the first ever Marlin.