Carlos Martinez Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
The famous pitcher, Carlos Martinez, was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
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About Carlos Martinez

Carlos Martinez is a 30-year-old professional baseball player who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Carlos Martinez was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on September 21, 1991. His family moved to Valencia, Venezuela, while he was a child, and he began playing baseball there.
Carlos Martinez is a right-handed pitcher. Carlos began playing baseball at a young age and quickly demonstrated his talent. At the age of 16, Martinez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals in 2009. On May 3, 2013, Carlos Martinez made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut for the St. Louis Cardinals. He also registered with the Boston Red Sox in the beginning, but difficulties with his work visa resulted in his contract being revoked and receiving a one-year MLB suspension. Keep reading to learn more!

Carlos Martinez Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Carlos Martinez’s net worth?

Carlos Martinez has a net worth of $47 million.

How much does Carlos Martinez earn per year?

Martinez earns between $500,000-1,500,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Carlos Martinez?

Carlos Martinez is 6 ft (183 cm) tall.

How old is Carlos Martinez?

Carlos Martinez is 30 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Carlos Martinez was born in Puerto Plata. Carlos' educational background appears to be unclear.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who are Carlos Martinez's family members?

Mamerta Martinez gave birth to Carlos Martinez . He was fostered by his uncle after his mother passed away.

Who is Carlos Martinez’s partner?

Not much is known about Carlos' personal and family life. Carlos is married to Laura Rivas.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Carlos Martinez has been seen pitching well for Johnson City. He was advanced to the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2012. Martinez was then promoted to the Springfield Cardinals of the Class AA Texas League. He struggled somewhat with Springfield. However, he did record 104 strikeouts in just 108 innings pitched.
Carlos Martinez has always been a gem on the team. Martinez has been terrific this year. He has an 11-5 with a 2.83 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 17 starts.

Charity Work

Carlos Martinez established the Tsunami Waves Foundation in 2015 to support underprivileged children in Missouri, Illinois, and the Puerto Plata Dominican Republic. In Fairmont City, Illinois, he hosts baseball clinics, while in Puerto Plata, he gathers baseball equipment for children. To generate money for the foundation, he holds an annual charity bowling tournament.

What awards has Carlos Martinez won?

Carlos Martinez has earned numerous awards for his outstanding abilities, including DSL Mid-Season All-Star, Futures Game Selection, Organization All-Star, NL All-Star, and Caribbean Series All-Star.

Carlos Martinez’s Hobbies And Interests

Carlos Martinez is an incredible artist who spends his leisure time painting and listening to music. His work has been displayed in exhibitions. He contributes a portion of his sales revenues to charity.

Other Interesting Carlos Martinez Facts And Trivia

  • On June 4, 2013, he made his MLB debut. Carlos Martinez is noted for his 102 mph (164.15 kph) fastball.
  • In 2017, he was an All-Star and the MVP of the National Championship Series.
  • Martinez initially registered with Boston Red Sox.

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Carlos Martinez Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Carlos Martinez

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Puerto Plata



183 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Baseball player

Net Worth



Laura Rivas


Mamerta Martinez

Annual Earnings

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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