J.D. Martinez RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Paul Goldschmidt and J.D. Martinez: Powerful bromance blooms in desert for Diamondbacks

    USA Today "J.D. Martinez didn’t need Paul Goldschmidt to complete his stunning reclamation, and Goldschmidt didn’t need Martinez to become one of the game’s greatest players. Yet, here they are, two months after becoming teammates with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and they have no idea how great they'd be..." September 19

  • Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez interested in sticking around long term

    Arizona Republic "J.D. Martinez laughs at the idea that, only a few weeks after his 30th birthday, he’s one of the veterans on the Diamondbacks’ roster. But it’s also one of the things he likes most about his new team – and one of the reasons he says he’d love to be able to remain with the Diamondbacks beyond this..." September 06