Tecolotes second baseman Juan Martinez enjoys acting teaching during the offseason
Most minor or independent league baseball players clinging to a big league dream must have another gig that might not only help them make ends meet, but also be flexible enough not to interrupt their preparation for the big league. coming season. That’s why Tecolotes Dos Laredos second baseman Juan Martinez decided to become a substitute teacher in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. 10 years ago.
“It’s perfect for me because it doesn’t give me any free time,” Martinez said. “I play baseball in the summer. So, when I get back to Bakersfield, Calif., I immediately get back to substitute teaching. The kids are back to school and they are giving me a chance to have a job at home.