J.D. Martinez

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Rob Bradford
July 18, 2019 - 1:46 pm
J.D. Martinez's numbers heading into Thursday were good. We're talking .289 with a .889 OPS and 19 home runs. But ... Since the designated hitter/outfielder returned from the All-Star break he has run into a bit of a downturn, managing three hits in 26 at-bats. It's been enough of a slump to raise...
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Rob Bradford
July 09, 2019 - 7:40 am
It's a conversation that has been happening in clubhouses throughout Major League Baseball, albeit just not in boisterous tones. That changed Monday. When asked about the idea that the baseballs used by MLB have been altered, Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander didn't hold back. "It's a f---ing...
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Rob Bradford
July 08, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Within a 45-minute meeting with the media one day before this year's MLB All-Star Game, the topic made up approximately three minutes. Nonetheless, J.D. Martinez discussing how he is viewing his contract status at the conclusion of the 2019 season was one of the more noteworthy subjects the Red Sox...
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Ryan Hannable
July 08, 2019 - 1:06 pm
While most of the Red Sox and Major League Baseball is off for the All-Star break, the Red Sox coaching staff and a few players are in Cleveland for the All-Star Game. American League manager Alex Cora released his lineup on Monday afternoon and it includes designated hitter J.D. Martinez batting...
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Oct 27, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez (28) reacts after striking out in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game four of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA T
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Ryan Hannable
July 06, 2019 - 1:08 pm
It's an interesting Red Sox lineup for Game 2 of the weekend series in Detroit against the Tigers. With Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez out, Christian Vazquez will DH and hit third, while left fielder Andrew Benintendi will bat clean up. Brock Holt will play shortstop and hit seventh as the Red...
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Amin Touri
July 05, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Looking to return some consistency to a starting rotation lacking it top to bottom, Eduardo Rodriguez came out and threw five solid innings in Detroit on Friday to help the Red Sox maintain an early lead. In a rain-shortened outing, as storms rolled through southern Michigan late Friday evening,...
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Amin Touri
July 04, 2019 - 11:17 pm
Alex Cora said in June that it seemed like the Red Sox had an easier time mounting big comebacks than protecting leads, and with Boston overturning a five-run deficit in Toronto on Thursday, he might have had a point. Marco Hernandez, who’s making a habit of coming through in big moments, went...
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Rob Bradford
June 30, 2019 - 6:04 pm
LONDON -- When it came to a presence at this year's All-Star Game in Cleveland the Red Sox were clearly hoping for more from their side of things. But when the pitchers and reserves were announced Sunday night the only two members of the Red Sox to make the A.L. club were J.D. Martinez (DH) and...
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Sam Cohn
June 27, 2019 - 12:10 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, the Red Sox battled the White Sox in a high scoring affair at Fenway Park. Boston’s batters had 15 hits and the firepower started with J.D. Martinez who’s adding to his convincing all-star resumé. In the bottom of the first, Martinez blasted a homer 400 feet to center field...
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Rob Bradford
June 21, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Red Sox fandom didn't come out in droves when it came to All-Star voting, as was evident by the results first round of balloting. Now there is a chance for some redemption thanks to Major League Baseball's new method to select the All-Star starters. With the voting closed out Friday, MLB announced...
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