From warehouse employee to Rockies reliever, the story of Chris Martin
Five years ago, Chris Martin was stocking shelves at an appliance store in Texas. The former high school baseball star (drafted by the Tigers and Rockies in '04 and '05) had all but given up on his MLB dreams after a severe shoulder injury. But during one lunch break, in the aisles of the warehouse, things changed.
Martin took this confidence boost, and since 2010, has pitched his way through successful stints with the Independent League Grand Prairie AirHogs and four different Red Sox Minor League affiliates. This past offseason, the 6-foot-7 right-hander was traded to the Rockies and is currently competing for a job in Colorado's bullpen.
Check out the full story over at Rockies.com. It's a pretty great one.