J.D. Martinez RUMORS & NEWS

  • J.D. Martinez Contract Includes Medical Protection For Red Sox, Third Opt-Out For Martinez

    MLB Trade Rumors "After a week of medical reviews and some reported alterations to the language in his five-year, $110MM contract, J.D. Martinez was introduced by the Red Sox at a press conference this morning (video link via MLB.com). Seemingly, the Lisfranc foot injury that hampered Martinez early in the 2017..." February 26

  • The Diamondbacks will be OK without JD Martinez

    Locked On MLB "Now that J.D. Martinez is (almost) officially headed to the Boston Red Sox, the Arizona Diamondbacks can move on with an offseason that still feels incomplete. It feels like an inactive offseason for Arizona because the results haven’t been there in terms of completed deals. They haven’t made..." February 20

  • What Other Teams Could Emerge For J.D. Martinez?

    MLB Trade Rumors "For the last several weeks, virtually all of the buzz around J.D. Martinez has centered around two teams — the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Various reports have stated that the Sox have a five-year offer on the table for the slugger that is worth somewhere between $100MM and $125MM, possibly closer..." February 15

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees to benefit from Red Sox low-balling JD Martinez?

    Newark Star-Ledger "On paper, the Yankees seem like the team to beat in the American League East. After all, they came within a game of reaching the 2017 World Series, and all they did during the offseason was add NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and his 59 home runs to the lineup. But to win the division, the Yankees..." February 13

  • J.D. Martinez’s offer from the Red Sox was not quite as big as reported

    Hardball Talk "This is interesting, both for what it means for J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox and for what it means for this odd offseason. It was widely reported earlier this offseason that free agent slugger J.D. Martinez was given a $125 million offer by the Boston Red Sox, who are seen as his primary..." February 13

  • D-backs looking at creative ways to keep JD Martinez

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks remain engaged in negotiations with J.D. Martinez, and retain a decent chance to keep the free-agent slugging star in spite of a public perception that the Boston Red Sox are the clear favorite. Martinez’s agent Scott Boras recently had a third in-person meeting with..." February 13

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees stealing 'fed up' J.D. Martinez from Red Sox?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you thought the Yankees lineup was a juggernaut already, imagine adding free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez to the mix. No, the Yankees aren't on the cusp of signing right-handed masher. But if talks between Martinez and the Boston Red Sox continue to sour during spring training, a fascinating..." February 12

  • Report: D-Backs Owner Met With Scott Boras About J.D. Martinez This Week

    12 Up "​Let the competition...begin again? For real? Potentially? While it seems like the Red Sox and J.D. Martinez are simply staring each other down for the remainder of the offseason like a pair of lions, circling and waiting to pounce. But if the D-Backs have their way, they'll pop back into..." February 12

  • ESPN Writer Believes Yankees Should Punish Red Sox and Steal JD Martinez

    12 Up "​Drake's "Big Rings" is going to be the theme song in the Yankees clubhouse this entire season. "I got a really big team, and they need some really big rings" will be played on repeat-- and for good reason. With Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez highlighting the Bombers' lineup,..." February 09

  • Red Sox Rumors: J.D. Martinez 'Fed Up' with Boston, Could Sign with Another Team

    Bleacher Report "J.D. Martinez is reportedly considering turning down a contract offered by the Boston Red Sox unless they change their bid. Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Martinez has told people he is "fed up with the Red Sox's inflexibility" and would prefer to sign with a different team. Jon Heyman..." February 07

  • Report: Red Sox have offered JD Martinez five years, $100 million

    Larry Brown Sports " J.D. Martinez reportedly has an offer in hand from the Boston Red Sox, and it’s easy to see now why he hasn’t taken it. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Martinez has an offer from the Red Sox for roughly five years and $100 million." January 17

  • J.D. Martinez Willing To ‘Hold Out’ Until He Gets Desired Offer

    NESN "The baseball world is waiting on J.D. Martinez to make a decision, and by the sounds of it, Martinez himself is ready to make them wait even longer. The free agent slugger is the best bat on the market, and a handful of teams have reported interest in the 30-year-old. But Martinez and agent..." January 11

  • Red Sox and JD Martinez remain in stalemate

    Fanrag Sports "Top free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have been engaged in a staredown/stalemate for weeks. And judging by Martinez’s commitment to the cause, it may go on quite awhile longer. Miami acquaintances of Martinez say he is willing to “hold out,” certainly into spring training,..." January 11

  • J.D. Martinez has five-year offer from Boston, per report

    Mass Live "The Red Sox have made a five-year offer to free agent slugger J.D. Martinez, USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale reported. Nightengale didn't report how much money Boston offered. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has said his priority is to add a middle of the order hitter. But he..." January 02

  • Red Sox want J.D. Martinez, but they have a Hanley Ramirez problem

    CBS Sports "The Red Sox on Monday signed incumbent first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two-year deal, which means they're very likely moving on from their Eric Hosmer flirtation. That means signing slugger J.D. Martinez is likely priority No. 1 for Dave Dombrowski and company. Boston badly needs more power in..." December 19

  • J.D. Martinez tells Red Sox he would DH, but others want him as outfielder

    NBC Sports Boston "Free agent slugger J.D. Martinez has told the Red Sox he would DH and play the outfield for them, a baseball source said Friday. The flipside: teams are offering Martinez a full-time outfield job, and he enjoys playing the outfield. Martinez, the best bat available via free agency, visited..." December 18

  • Source: Red Sox talks signal interest in signing both J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer

    Boston Herald "A source at the winter meetings said that the Red Sox are engaged in talks with not only free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez but also free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. The intent is not to try to ensure signing one of the two elite hitters, said the source. The goal is to try to sign..." December 14

  • JD Martinez to meet with Red Sox and others

    Fanrag Sports "Prized free agent slugger J.D. Martinez is coming to the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and will meet with representatives from the Boston Red Sox — among other teams — while he’s here. Martinez, coming off a career year that began in Detroit with the Tigers and ended in Arizona with the..." December 12

  • D-backs have options in outfield if J.D. Martinez signs elsewhere

    Arizona Sports "Sure, the Arizona Diamondbacks would love to re-sign J.D. Martinez. But with the free agent outfielder reportedly seeking a contract in the $200 million range, general manager Mike Hazen might have to get creative to replace Martinez’s production. If the D-backs are unable to bring back..." December 05

  • Blue Jays could emerge as dark horse for JD Martinez

    Fanrag Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays could emerge as a dark horse candidate for star free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez. To this point, Martinez has been mostly connected to the Red Sox, the incumbent Diamondbacks, and at least a couple teams that are looking at superstar trade option Giancarlo Stanton first..." November 20

  • J.D. Martinez Rumors: Free Agent Seeking 7-Year, $210 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "Outfielder J.D. Martinez reportedly has his eye on a serious chunk of change in free agency. On Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Martinez is asking for a seven-year, $210 million contract at the general manager meetings. Martinez played for the Detroit Tigers and Arizona..." November 15