J.D. Martinez

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Rob Bradford
June 23, 2018 - 9:12 pm
The Red Sox obviously liked J.D. Martinez. That's why they locked him up this past offseason. But, as it turns out, the Sox' desire to reel in Martinez stretched beyond just waiting for the outfielder to hit free agency. Last season, as the non-waiver trade deadline approached, the Red Sox actually...
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Rob Bradford
June 21, 2018 - 11:02 am
The Red Sox will be looking to avoid the embarrassment of being swept by the Twins Thursday afternoon. And if they are to do so, the continuation of J.D. Martinez's dominance over Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson would help immensely. Martinez enters the series finale having gone 9-for-25 (.360) with...
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J.D. Martinez hitting 2-run home run against White Sox on 6/9
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Krystle Boyajian
June 15, 2018 - 12:45 pm
It continues to be a fun season for J.D. Martinez, who is in a tit-for-tat battle with Mike Trout for the home run title and is dominating All-Star voting at the designated hitter position. The slugger hit his 21st and 22nd home runs this past week and is currently one behind Trout. In the week...
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Rob Bradford
June 14, 2018 - 7:59 am
BALTIMORE -- Remember all that leadership talk of a season ago? David Ortiz had left. David Price's controversies dominated storylines. And Dustin Pedroia was left standing in front of his locker proclaiming "I'm standing right here," when questioned about the presence of leaders in the Red Sox'...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
June 13, 2018 - 6:40 pm
Chris Sale had had enough. The Red Sox ace, removed from the game after his second walk to open the seventh inning, decided to voice his displeasure with home plate umpire Brian Knight on Wednesday afternoon. To say the situation escalated quickly would be an understatement. Sale shared a few...
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Rob Bradford
June 12, 2018 - 1:14 pm
BALTIMORE -- Baseball fans are evidently paying attention to what Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are doing. In the first wave of results from the American League All-Star balloting, Betts leads all players with 748,872 votes, topping the other two current outfield finalists Mike Trout and Aaron...
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Rob Bradford
June 08, 2018 - 5:54 pm
When you have two of the top early contenders for American League MVP out at the same time, it's noteworthy. That was the case for the Red Sox Friday night. On the day Mookie Betts was eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list, both the right fielder and outfielder/designated hitter J.D...
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J.D. Martinez hits 20th home run
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Krystle Boyajian
June 06, 2018 - 3:01 pm
J.D. Martinez continues to amaze fans at the plate. On Tuesday night, the slugger blasted his league-leading 20th homer of the year. The drive to left-center field came off the bat at 108.2 mph and went an estimated 431 feet before striking a light tower above the Green Monster. The two-run homer...
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Alex Reimer
June 06, 2018 - 11:18 am
Few anecdotes represent the futility of free agency more than the list of players the Red Sox have signed to big money deals in recent years: David Price, Adrian Gonzalez (signed extension shortly after being traded to Boston), Carl Crawford, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Rick Porcello (signed...
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Christian Vazquez tags out Leonys Martin.
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John Tomase
June 05, 2018 - 10:19 pm
Red Sox manager Alex Cora practically rolled his eyes at the question before Tuesday's game against the Tigers: Did Steven Wright's prior struggles in wet conditions concern him on a drizzly night? "No," Cora said with a dismissive wave. "He came in relief on a day like this and he did well. He...
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