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Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: No qualifying offer coming
Martinez is unlikely to get a qualifying offer from the Red Sox, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
As a 35-year-old designated hitter who was only worth 1.0 fWAR in 139 games last season, Martinez was unlikely to get the qualifying offer. He will likely sign this winter on a short-term deal to serve as another team's primary designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Two homers in win
Martinez went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the Rays.
Martinez launched a three-run home run off Josh Fleming in the bottom of the first inning before going deep for a solo shot in the fourth. The homers raised his season total to 16, four of which came in the final 14 games of the season. Martinez will finish the 2022 campaign with a .274 average, 16 home runs, 62 RBI and 76 runs over 533 at-bats in 139 games.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Gets breather Saturday
Martinez isn't starting Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Martinez will get a day off after he slashed .333/.364/.762 with two home runs, three doubles, five runs and three RBI over the last five games. Xander Bogaerts is serving as the designated hitter and batting third.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Slugs 14th homer
Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Orioles.
Martinez took Dillon Tate deep in the eighth inning to provide the game-winning runs and his 14th homer of the season. He has a modest four-game hitting streak, though his production in that span is notable as he's smacked three doubles and two homers. Despite the recent hot stretch, Martinez has only a .169 ISO across 577 plate appearances this season -- his lowest mark since 2013.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Connects for homer
Martinez went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and a second run scored in Monday's 14-8 loss to the Orioles.
Martinez launched his 13th home run in the second inning off Jordan Lyles. The 34-year-old outfielder/DH, who will become a free agent this offseason, is in the finishing stretch of his fifth season with Boston. It's been his least productive year with the Red Sox, and Martinez is not expected to return in 2023. Nevertheless, he's expected to start most of the final eight games of 2022.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Riding pine Saturday
Martinez isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Martinez is getting a rare day off after he went just 1-for-10 with a walk and four strikeouts over the last three games. Bobby Dalbec will serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Four XBH in last two games
Martinez went 2-for-5 with a home run, a triple and two RBI in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Reds.
Martinez's slugging percentage (.423) for the season is still nearly 100 points lower than his 2021 mark (.518), but the 35-year-old is at least showing more pop as the campaign winds down. He's now recorded four extra-base hits in his last two starts, as he previously turned in a pair of doubles in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Royals. He'll be back in the lineup for the Red Sox's series finale in Cincinnati on Wednesday, serving as Boston's designated hitter and No. 5 batter, according to Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Knocks in winning run
Martinez went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Friday's 2-1 win over the Royals.
The Red Sox were flummoxed by Kansas City starter Jonathan Heasley over 6.2 innings before getting to the Royals bullpen in the eighth. Dylan Coleman and Scott Barlow combined to walk four batters, when Martinez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and got a slider that caught too much of the plate. The 34-year-old Martinez, who has 11 home runs, 53 RBI and a career-low .422 slugging percentage, is finishing out what is expected to be his final season in Boston.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Hitless in return
Martinez returned to the lineup and went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Rays.
Martinez had missed the previous three games due to back problems. He'll get another off day Thursday before the Red Sox face the Orioles for three games in Baltimore this weekend. The slugger is batting just .200 with two home runs since the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Starting Wednesday
Martinez (back) is starting Wednesday against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Martinez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back tightness but will serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth a day later. Over his last four games, he's gone 6-for-17 with a home run, a double, three runs and two RBI.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Should play Wednesday
Managaer Alex Cora said Martinez (back) is expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale in Tampa Bay, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
The veteran slugger was scratched from Tuesday's starting nine due to back tightness, but he's expected to rejoin the lineup after missing only one game. Martinez is in the midst of a modest four-game hit streak, during which he is 6-for-17 with a home run, a double, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Scratched from Tuesday's lineup
Martinez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
He had missed the last two games, which could have been due to middling performance and expanded rosters, but now it seems like something must be bothering Martinez physically. Christian Arroyo was added to the lineup at designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Sitting for second straight day
Martinez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora provided no indication that Martinez's absence from the lineup in Sunday's 5-2 win against the Rangers was injury-related, but the fact that the 35-year-old is now on the bench for a second day in a row suggests that a physical issue could be in play. An explanation behind Martinez's back-to-back days off could come later Monday, but Tommy Pham will get another turn as Boston's designated hitter in his stead in any event.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Steps out of lineup Sunday
Martinez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Martinez started the last 14 games and will receive a day off after he posted a .276/.323/.431 slash line with two home runs, five RBI and six runs during that span. Tommy Pham will serve as the designated hitter while Franchy Cordero starts in left field.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Belts homer in win
Martinez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Twins.
Martinez, who snapped a 35-game homer-less drought Sunday, now has two blasts in the last four days. The slugger has just 11 home runs for the season, a dip in power he attributed to not firing his hips correctly, according to Christopher Smith of MassLive.com.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: Miami, FL|
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