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
MLB.com "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13
Tigers are interested in discussing an extension with J.D. Martinez, who still has two arbitration seasons remaining.
MLB Trade Rumors "Tigers GM Al Avila said today that the organization has interest in pursuing an extension with outfielder J.D. Martinez, as Chris Iott of MLive.com reports. He declined to discuss whether and to what extent the sides had already discussed that possibility. “I don’t really want to get into our..." October 08
Detroit News "J.D. Martinez had been pressing. He can admit it now. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't," he said. He has been chasing 40 home runs and 100 RBIs for weeks. "It's one of those things, you just want to get it over with," he said. "Everyone keeps talking about it. You guys (media) keep asking..." September 30
Ausmus said J.D. Martinez took pitch off tricep, not elbow. He stayed in game but they'll wait to see if it tightens before deciding lineup.
Detroit Free Press "Opposing runners might think twice about trying to run on J.D. Martinez in the future, considering he entered Friday's game tied for the American League lead in outfield assists. Martinez and Leonys Martin of the Rangers each had a dozen assists, followed by ex-Tiger Avisail Garcia of the White..." July 25
Houston Chronicle "Outfielder J.D. Martinez who missed 44 games while on the disabled list with a left wrist sprain since July 27 was activated from the disabled list Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Angels." September 14
Houston Chronicle "The decision to return J.D. Martinez to Class AAA Oklahoma City before spring training was complete looks even stranger nearly two months into the season. Martinez was a late cut during exhibition play but has recently found a home as the Astros’ cleanup hitter. He’s held the position 12 times..." May 31
Houston Chronicle "J.D. Martinez spoke for nearly 10 minutes Wednesday afternoon about not thinking. During Martinez’s initial two years in the majors, strong stretches would be erased by poor weeks. When Martinez’s numbers fell downward, the 25-year-old would worry, over-think and over-react. Not in 2013. Two..." May 30
Houston Chronicle "J.D. Martinez wasn’t good enough to make the Astros out of spring training. An injury to Fernando Martinez and subsequent poor production created an opening, though, and an outfielder who started in 2012 for the Astros is beginning to show signs he can stick in 2013. J.D. Martinez went..." May 24
Houston Chronicle "The Astros’s experiment with veteran Rick Ankiel could be over. The team designated the outfielder for assignment along with outfielder Fernando Martinez and sent infielder Brandon Laird back to Oklahoma City. The team is bringing up outfielder Trevor Crowe and infielder/outfielder Jimmy..." May 06
Houston Chronicle "Astros left fielder J.D. Martinez had a bittersweet Friday night, hitting a two-run home run in the second inning before exiting in the fourth with a sprained right knee. “I was just bummed out more that I couldn’t finish the game really,” he said. “I was feeling good and I knew it was going to..." April 20