The timing was no coincidence. That much is clear after talking with J.D. Martinez.

Wearing his new Dodger Blue in Los Angeles' spring training home clubhouse at Camelback Ranch, Martinez explained on the Bradfo Sho podcast why he jumped at the Dodgers' one-year, $10 million deal when he did.

Martinez agreed to the deal one day before Justin Turner's commitment to a two-year, $21.7 million agreement to become the Red Sox' new designated hitter.