Martinez will be at minor league spring training until it ends this weekend. He is expected to continue the role at times during the season by visiting the Yankees’ minor league teams.
In honor of Darrelle Revis returning to the Jets, here are 10 notable players (some more than others) who came back to their New York roots.
Even through a most generous lens, it’s hard to assert that Tino Martinez is a bedrock member of Yankees royalty. When you’re not even the best or second-best first baseman in franchise history, it’s hard to declare that you belong in Monument Park.
If they are being recognized for their vital contributions to a Yankees dynasty, then I think we have to start opening the door to countless more players who could be considered Yankees greats.
WFAN co-host Craig Carton has a problem with the Yankees. A monumental problem, if you will. And because of that, Boomer Esiason and Jerry Recco have a problem with Craigie.
The Yankees will retire former manager Joe Torre’s No. 6, leaving Derek Jeter’s No. 2 as the last single digit in New York’s pinstripes. And Torre, Gossage, Martinez and O’Neill will be honored with plaques in Monument Park.
He was the right man at the right time for a club that had fallen on hard times before 1996. And he didn’t mess it up when it would have been so easy to do just that.
The New York Yankees are honoring career saves leader Mariano Rivera in a 50 plus minute pregame ceremony.
“That really surprised me, bothered me, and I felt like some of the people in the organization didn’t believe my story, and it was time to get out of there,” Martinez told Booger and Rich. “…It makes me feel terrible, that’s the only reason that I’m speaking out.”
Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public.
Don Mattingly’s return to Yankee Stadium as manager of the Dodgers is unprecedented. Never has a player as iconic as Mattingly returned to New York in a visiting uniform.
Mariano said it was a privilege to wear the Yankee uniform. The privilege, Mariano, was watching you wear it.
Martinez shared his memories of Rivera, beginning with his experience of facing Rivera as a member of the Seattle Mariners in the 1995 America League Division Series.
Hideki Matsui added an extra bit of class to the Yankee pinstripes during his seven years in the Bronx and will be remembered as a beloved Yankee.
Ichiro could follow the path of past veterans acquired by the Bombers, guys who have been renewed by the legendary Yankee pinstripes.