Among the organization’s top prospects entering 2011, Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez made his Major League debut with Houston July 30, batting .274 with 6 home runs and 35 RBI in 53 games. Martinez started the 2011 season with Double-A Corpus Christi, batting .338 with 13 home runs and 72 RBI in 88 games before the call to Houston. He entered the 2011 season as the No. 6 prospect in the Astros organization (Baseball America). Martinez played collegiately at Nova Southeastern University, and is a native of Miami, Fla.
The Oklahoma City RedHawks open the 2012 Pacific Coast League season Thursday, April 5 at 7:05 p.m. against the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) at RedHawks Field at Bricktown. Season tickets are on sale by phone at (405) 218-1000 or by visiting www.okcredhawks.com.