Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in a loss to the Cubs on Sunday. The hot-hitting Martinez finished off the season in fitting fashion, rapping out a pair of hits for the sixth time over the last 11 games. Martinez only left the yard on four occasions after the All-Star break, but his all-around offensive contributions helped keep him in the lineup in right field even when his defensive deficiencies were an issue. Having played 2018 on a one-year, $564,000 contract, Martinez remains under team control for 2019.
Martinez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to the Brewers on Monday. Martinez snapped a power drought with his 423-foot shot to center in the sixth off Josh Hader -- it was his first round tripper since Aug. 28. The 30-year-old now has a quartet of two-hit efforts over his last six contests, pushing his season line to a stellar .305/.362/.458.
Martinez went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Giants. With his Cardinals already up 4-0, Martinez knocked a two-run double as part of a five-run sixth inning to really put things out of reach. The 30-year-old first baseman is batting .304 with 82 RBI in 510 at-bats this season.
Martinez went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs in a loss to the Braves on Wednesday. Although he's been somewhat overshadowed by the long-ball exploits of some of his teammates recently, Martinez has remained steady and productive at the plate himself. The 30-year-old has gone 5-for-12 with a pair of doubles, a walk and four runs over the last three games, and he's reached safely in eight of his last nine contests overall. He retains an impressive .304/.363/.452 line for the season as well, which has helped him hold on to an everyday job in right field after his ouster from first base due to defensive issues.
Martinez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Brian Stull of WGNU 920 reports. Martinez is hitting just .188/.220/.188 through 13 games to start the month, so he'll head to the bench for the second time in three games as Yairo Munoz picks up another start in right field in his place.