J.D. Martinez

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Rob Bradford
March 01, 2018 - 12:14 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- J.D. Martinez had already learned from David Ortiz well before the two hooked up at JetBlue Park. That's what happens when you join the club of players who were cast-off at some point and time, only to go on to produce prolific numbers for another organization. Ortiz did it...
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Rob Bradford
February 27, 2018 - 2:34 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After his first round of batting practice with his new team, J.D. Martinez had a confession: He wasn't ready. "I'm not. I haven’t won a game yet," Martinez said. "I’ve been getting my butt whooped." What the hitter was referencing was ping-pong (there is a table in the middle of...
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Alex Reimer
February 27, 2018 - 2:02 pm
It took the Red Sox and J.D. Martinez nearly one week to finalize the slugger’s nine-figure deal. During that time, the two sides transformed the contract into maybe the most complex in franchise history. Super agent Scott Boras told reporters Monday the new agreement includes protections for both...
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John Tomase
February 27, 2018 - 11:54 am
J.D. Martinez fit right in on his first full day in Red Sox camp, dressing at a locker between Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez and even jumping into a 2-on-2 game of ping pong with Eduardo Rodriguez, Mookie Betts, and Brock Holt. Red Sox manager can't wait to integrate Martinez not just into the...
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Rob Bradford
February 27, 2018 - 11:33 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- J.D. Martinez got his first crack at JetBlue Park in a Red Sox uniform Tuesday morning. Hitting in a group with Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi, Martinez executed his first round of pregame batting practice in his new team's uniform. The designated hitter/outfielder isn't...
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Rob Bradford
February 27, 2018 - 9:27 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For the Red Sox there's a lot to like about what J.D. Martinez is bringing. But there is one benefit you might only be able to uncover if paying close attention to the murmurs from the pitchers' side of the room. You might not have known this, but a pretty good chunk of Red Sox...
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J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
February 26, 2018 - 11:08 am
J.D. Martinez's first order of business, once he realized he'd be spending more time than expected in Fort Myers: buy some clothes. Martinez had packed lightly when he landed in the Fort last week, expecting the finalization of his contract to be a formality. But when the Red Sox saw something they...
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Alex Reimer
February 26, 2018 - 10:37 am
David Price told USA Today part of his Red Sox free agent pitch to slugger J.D. Martinez included a warning about getting booed in Fenway Park. But Martinez denies that conversation occurred. In an interview with “Kirk & Callahan” Monday, just minutes after the Red Sox finalized his five-year...
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John Tomase
February 26, 2018 - 9:42 am
J.D. Martinez -- finally -- has arrived. The Red Sox on Monday morning introduced their newest slugger at JetBlue Park. Martinez officially agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract that took months to complete and then another week to finalize while the sides discussed language that would...
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Ryan Hannable
February 26, 2018 - 9:18 am
A week after reportedly agreeing to terms, J.D. Martinez is officially a member of a Red Sox. Martinez was introduced in a press conference Monday morning at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, and prior to the press conference members of the Red Sox spoke about the signing becoming official. Left-hander...
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