Earlier today, there were reports that the Red Sox and Tino Martinez were in talks to have Martinez join Boston’s coaching staff as their hitting coach. Yankee fans were horrified. Tino in a Sox uniform? The horror!
Well, fret no more kids. Danny Knobler reported via his Twitter account that Martinez has been named hitting coach for the Miami Marlins.
The move came out of nowhere but that’s the way these things go sometimes. Remember Mark Teixeira’s signing? Or even the A-Rod trade? And no, I’m not comparing these moves, I’m just saying that baseball is, well, unpredictable.
Honestly, I would have been happy for Tino either way and it’ll be good to see him back in baseball once again.