"It means a lot. It makes me reflect on my career, reflect way back when I first started playing and look into the past and make you reflect on the people that have been involved in my life and kind of helped me and in some cases guide and teach me," Martinez said Thursday. "In those terms, it means a lot because it's people involved that helped me through all those years."
"That will be special to see my number is going to be next to Junior's, one of the greatest players to play the game ... also next to the great Jackie Robinson," Martinez said. "That's amazing. That's something I never could expect looking back at my career."