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St. Louis Cardinals: The important thing with Carlos Martinez’s surgery

Carlos Martinez was the home for a lot of hate from St. Louis Cardinals’ fans towards the end of the 2019 season as he did struggle some during the postseason. After moving into the closer’s role and excelling, it was overall a good year for the 28-year-old hurler.

The 2019 season didn’t start well though as shoulder weakness caused by improper training led to Martinez having a late start to the season and started the fan opposition. The weakness wasn’t from a lack of work in the offseason but improper workouts that didn’t focus on the shoulder that had been the source of injuries throughout his career.