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Buck Martinez re-joined ESPN in 2002, following two years as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, and currently serves as analyst on select ESPN Major League Baseball telecasts. He previously worked for ESPN from 1992-2000. Martinez, a 17-year Major League catcher, also calls 60 games a season as analyst for the Baltimore Orioles on Comcast Sports Net. In addition to the Television, Buck is the co-host of “Baseball This Morning” on XM Satellite Radio, Channel 175.

For the past 12 years, Martinez has been involved in the rookie career development program, held in conjunction by Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’sAssociation. He previously was an analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on The Sports Network (TSN) and a reporter for The Manager's Show and Sports Desk on TSN (1986-2000). His radio experience as a color commentator for Telemedia Radio Network (1982-88) includes the World Series, the American League Championship Series and the All-Star Game. Martinez has written two books, both about seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays entitled The Last Out (1986) and From Worst to First (1985). During his Major League playing career, Martinez compiled a .225 career batting average with 58 home runs in 1,049 games with Toronto (1981-86), Milwaukee (1978-81) and Kansas City (1969-77). Martinez was the manager of Team USA during the inaugural World Baseball Classic in March 2006.

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