J.D. Martinez

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July 01, 2018 - 12:04 am
NEW YORK — J.D. Martinez didn’t want to call it a wake-up call. But perhaps the Red Sox would agree that what transpired at Yankee Stadium over the past two days was at least somewhat of a reality check. It was too easy to listen to the questions, give all the answers and soak in the hype that was...
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Alex Reimer
June 28, 2018 - 2:05 pm
There are lots of ways to quantify the Red Sox’ power surge. They’re on pace for 232 home runs this season, which places them second in the American League. Last year, the Red Sox hit 168 home runs, finishing last in the AL. Boston’s power was on full display in its 9-6 win over the Angels...
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Rob Bradford
June 28, 2018 - 8:42 am
Scott Boras was just arriving at Dodger Stadium Wednesday, having just finished lunch with a few of his Cubs clients, when he received the news. J.D. Martinez just hit his 25th home run. This was the latest round of vindication. "We’re not at all surprised that he got his 25th home run. When you’re...
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Ryan Hannable
June 27, 2018 - 11:12 pm
J.D. Martinez has only been with the Red Sox a few months, but he’s already approaching the same status as some of the organization's greatest hitters in recent memory. Martinez’s impressive start to his career in Boston continued Wednesday night as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored...
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Rob Bradford
June 26, 2018 - 12:14 pm
The Red Sox saw a bit of a slide in their guys when it came to the latest American League All-Star balloting. But it was nothing that would seem to change who is going where and when. Houston's Jose Altuve (2,460,967) took over the lead for most votes given to a player, passing Mookie Betts (2,337,...
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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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