Detroit Free Press "J.D. Martinez’s favorite thing to do is hit baseballs. He is a voracious hitter, whether it be inside the batting cages or inside the batter’s box, seen oftentimes inside the Tigers clubhouse with a bat in his hands, sitting around his locker, talking with teammates about the art of..." June 17
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers and outfielder J.D. Martinez have reportedly reached a deal. The two sides have agreed to a 2-year, $18.5-million deal, according to multiple reports, avoiding arbitration this year and next year. The deal is pending a physical." February 09
#Tigers still discussing 1- and 2-year deals with J.D. Martinez. If no agreement, he'll be their first arb hearing since 2001 (Chris Holt).
Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers and outfielder J.D. Martinez continue to talk about a long-term deal. Both sides say they still want to get something done. Martinez spoke about his contract status and a possible long-term deal Thursday afternoon before he and his teammates headed out on the team's annual..." January 21