Wednesday, December 16, 2009
R.I.P. Lee Martin
I just heard now that former Twins minor leaguer Lee Martin passed away on Monday night in Arkansas. The 23 year old’s death is believed to be accidental, although details at this time are unclear.
Martin was drafted by the Twins in the 18th round of the June 2007 draft out of Southern Arkansas University. He went 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA with the GCL Twins that season. In 2008, he played for the Elizabethton Twins. He went 4-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 18 relief appearances. In November of 2008, he was released by the Twins.
Considering he played with the organization for such a short time, he had a lot of great relationships with many current Twins minor leaguers. I wish to send my condolences to them as well as his family and friends.