Tribe's Martinez driven by love of game
Catcher recovering from injury-riddled 2008 with a smile
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Asked what keeps him smiling through the duration of a long baseball season, Victor Martinez only smiles wider."I just love this game," he says. "You look around, and we're blessed to be here, wearing a big league uniform with nice shoes, nice batting gloves, looking good. What else can you ask? You just need to go out and enjoy it." But even the exuberant Martinez didn't enjoy it last year.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.