Carlos Alberto Escobar Martinez
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Carlos Martinez, who played for seven seasons in the major leagues, died at his home in Venezuela on Jan. 24, 2006. He was 40. No cause of death was given.
Martinex hit .258 in 1,485 at-bats in the major leagues. He played for Chicago AL (1988-1990), Cleveland (1991-1993) and California (1995). His most productive season came in 1989 with the White Sox when he hit .300 in 350 at-bats with 5 home runs and 32 RBI.
He was signed by the New York Yankees in 1983 as an amateur free agent. In July 1986, he was part of a trade that sent Ron Hassey and Bill Lindsey to the White Sox for Ron Kittle, Wayne Tolleson and Joel Skinner.