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Martinez rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect

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In this May 27, 2003, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez hits a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero appear likely to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, and Martinez and Trevor Hoffman figure to be close to the necessary 75 percent. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Edgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning.