J.D. Martinez RUMORS & NEWS

  • J.D. Martinez Talks Opt-Out, Wants To Spend ‘Rest Of My Career’ In Boston

    NESN "J.D. Martinez will bat fifth for the American League in Tuesday’s 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but he’ll need to start thinking about his future as the second half of the season is about to get underway. The slugger has the opportunity to opt-out of his..." July 09

  • J.D. Martinez: 'Writers would never allow' DH to win MVP

    The Eagle Tribune "In the first round of All-Star balloting, J.D. Martinez had 500,000 more votes than any other designated hitter in the American League.  He still doesn't think the system is right. "I believe that the players and coaches should vote," Martinez said "I..." June 25

  • Boston's JD Martinez leaves game with back spasms

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez left Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals because of back spasms. Martinez, serving as Boston's designated hitter, was scheduled to bat in the top of the fifth inning but was replaced by Sam Travis. Martinez struggled..." June 06

  • That time J.D. Martinez couldn’t find a college team

    MLB.com "The bus arrived back at Charles W. Flanagan High School’s campus in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and the victorious members of the Falcons baseball team -- having just clinched their second straight Class 6A state title -- spilled out into the parking lot. For many of the seniors on..." June 01

  • J.D. Martinez: Trump Visit Didn't Divide Us ... He Was Awesome!!!

    TMZ "Some boycotted, others didn't -- so, how did the Boston Red Sox players get along AFTER that controversial May 9 trip to Trump's White House? ... according to star outfielder J.D. Martinez, everyone handled it VERY well and haven't let politics destroy their..." June 01

  • Even $1 million won't lure J.D. Martinez to Home Run Derby

    WEEI Boston "It was a nice try on behalf of Major League Baseball, but J.D. Martinez still isn't taking the bait. The Red Sox slugger reaffirmed to WEEI.com Thursday at Yankee Stadium that despite MLB offering $1 million to the winner of this year's Home Run Derby he would still not be..." May 31

  • J.D. Martinez’s Ex-Representative Suing Over Agency Switch

    Cook County Record "A baseball agent has sued Merrill Lynch for allegedly conspiring to steer a superstar client to a rival agent Scott Boras just before the player landed a huge contract. In February 2018, free agent slugger J.D. Martinez signed a five-year, $110 million contract with the Boston Red..." May 18

  • J.D. Martinez' contract needs to be addressed, because he remains most important player in Red Sox lineup

    NBC Sports Boston "The end came swiftly for David Ortiz. One minute he exhorted the crowd late in a do-or-die Game 3 of the 2016 American League Division Series, and the next he waved a tearful farewell from the mound. When Ortiz removed his jersey for the final time, the impact crater threatened to..." May 16

  • How J.D. Martinez Wants To Be Remembered After Playing Days Are Over

    NESN "J.D. Martinez is in the midst of forming quite the legacy. After a slow start to his Major League Baseball career, Martinez has solidified himself as one of the game’s best hitters in recent seasons. The veteran slugger arguably was at his best in the 2018 campaign — his..." May 06

  • J.D. returns to Sox lineup after 2 games out

    MLB.com "After struggling to score runs the previous two days while J.D. Martinez was out with back spasms, the Red Sox welcomed their star slugger back to the lineup for Monday's opener of a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox accumulated just three runs in the..." April 29

  • In case you missed it, J.D. Martinez is still really good

    WEEI Boston "First impressions were a powerful thing when it came to J.D. Martinez last season. After 22 games it had become clear what the Red Sox' had in the middle of their lineup -- the kind of presence David Ortiz left behind two seasons before. Martinez kicked off his Sox'..." April 22

  • Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez Reveals Diamondbacks Could Have ‘Easily’ Signed Him

    NESN "J.D. Martinez will make his return to Chase Field on Friday night when the Boston Red Sox begin a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Martinez played in just 62 games for the Diamondbacks after being traded by the Detroit Tigers in 2017, belting a whopping 29 home runs and..." April 05

  • Scott Boras hints that J.D. Martinez may be ready to explore free agency

    WEEI Boston "Chris Sale. Then Xander Bogaerts. Who's next? When it comes to contract extensions/restructuring it doesn't appear as though J.D. Martinez is close even being on-deck. According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox and Martinez haven't held any..." April 02

  • J.D. Martinez scratched from Red Sox's lineup with back tightness

    NBC Sports Boston "J.D. Martinez was scratched from the Boston Red Sox's spring training lineup Wednesday, and we now know why. The Red Sox slugger is dealing with back tightness and won't play in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park, according to..." March 13

  • Baseballs are moving too fast, which means J.D. Martinez is off to the slow start he expects

    Boston Herald "J.D. Martinez grounded out and worked a walk against Max Scherzer on Tuesday but after his first two games of this spring (he played on Monday) he is still hitless after five at-bats. This is not a big deal. “Everything’s moving fast still,” said Martinez..." March 06

  • J.D. Martinez: Current state of free agency is 'embarrassing'

    WEEI Boston "J.D. Martinez can't stand to watch was is going on in baseball. That much is clear. He had a hard time biting his tongue last year when living through baseball's new way of doing things, ultimately landing his free-agent deal on Feb. 26 during spring training. Now that teams..." February 24

  • JD Martinez explains why he felt he had no chance of winning MVP

    Larry Brown Sports "By any measure, J.D. Martinez had a remarkable 2018 season. The Boston Red Sox DH hit .330 with 43 home runs and a league-best 130 RBIs, but those numbers were only good enough for a fourth-place finish in the race for American League MVP. It turns out Martinez wasn’t remotely..." February 17