Admittedly overcome by emotion as the Cardinals reflected on the one-year anniversary of Taveras’ debut, Martinez turned away while a video tribute played above him.
“In that moment in the bullpen, I had seen too much,” Martinez said, speaking via a translator. “For a second, I thought, ‘Oh man, I don’t know if I can throw today because I’m so sad.’”
“You saw that it was hard for him to see that,” added catcher Yadier Molina, who was with Martinez in the ‘pen.
Martinez wiped away tears as ...
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