Just over a week ago, the Ottawa Titans made a trade with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association, acquiring then 24-year-old infielder, Andrew Martinez.
Martinez started off his time with the Titans successful, batting .292 with one home run and four RBIs, but just days after his 25th birthday, he decided to call it a career, leaving the Titans after just seven games.
“Martinez wanted to go back to school,” Titans manager Bobby Brown said. “He got released by the Orioles and he was starting to look at other things in life, and sometimes that happens.”
“We can’t force the guy to stay,” he continued. “He wanted to retire, so he retired.”
Martinez was acquired as a stop-gap for the injured Clay Fisher, who has been a mainstay at shortstop for the Titans this season. His timeline for return isn’t entirely clear, but Brown has suggested that it could be shorter than what was thought immediately when he went down.
In the meantime, freshly signed Taylor Wright has stepped into the shortstop position, and even hit in the leadoff spot for the Titans on Thursday night against the Sussex County Miners.
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