With Martinez on board, Sox solidly in 'win-now' mode

Red Sox J.D. Martinez contract signing delayed by language

Red Sox J.D. Martinez contract signing delayed by language

The Boston Red Sox have tweeted that JD Martinez is an official member of the team. In particular, an X-ray confirmed the presence of a condition involving the Lisfranc ligament in Martinez's right foot, according to Boras. We've gotten to know each other a lot better over the last five days and that says a lot.

It took an extra week but the Red Sox finally got the big bat for the middle of their lineup they lacked last season. "That's the game plan coming in, but as far as the Red Sox lineup goes, its' a strong lineup, it's a good lineup". "The way he barrels the ball. he's not only a home run hitter, he's a complete hitter".

Martinez has primarily been a right fielder in his career, but with Boston he will serve as the primary DH, with Hanley Ramirez splitting time with Mitch Moreland at first base.

Known for his studiousness in the video room and keeping notebooks filled with scouting reports on pitchers, Martinez has been among the most productive hitters in the majors since he was released by the Houston Astros at the end of spring training in 2014. Between Detroit and Arizona, Martinez slammed 45 homers and posted an MLB-best slugging percentage of.690.

Martinez said he spoke with pitcher David Price before reaching an agreement with the Red Sox.

Martinez gets $27.5 million in each of the next three seasons and $19,375,000 in each of the final two.

With that behind them, all Martinez has to worry about now is baseball.

"Football has Monday night".

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