At 24, Martin 'poised beyond his years'

Originally Published: June 25, 2007
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- When asked recently about the toughness of his young catcher, Dodgers manager Grady Little compared him to an older man who enters a hospital with tightness in his chest and is told by the doctor that he'd just suffered a minor heart attack. Actually, the doctor says, there were probably two or three before that, but the old man never knew it because he ignored the pain.

Little sees that stubborn, pain-resistant older man behind the plate in Los Angeles. His 24-year-old ...

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