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J.D. Martinez | Designated Hitter | #28

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 20 (0) / HOU
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J.D. Martinez homered twice in a 5-0 blanking of the Orioles on Sunday.
Martinez also drew a walk. The first homer was a solo shot off of Baltimore starter David Hess, and he got Hess again with a runner on in the fifth. He now has 15 blasts on the season, and his three runs batted have him sitting at 41 on the season. Simply put, Martinez is one of the best offensive players in baseball, and he's proven as much so far in 2018. May 20 - 4:51 PM

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Jackie Bradley is not in the Red Sox's lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

It will be his second straight absence. Bradley remains a Gold Glove-caliber center fielder but his bat has fallen silent this year as he's hit just .173 with two homers and 31 strikeouts in 110 at-bats. Mookie Betts will slide over to center field with J.D. Martinez drawing the start in right. As good as he is on defense, Bradley will struggle for playing time if he doesn't start hitting.
May 10 - 6:13 PM

Andrew Benintendi is not in the Red Sox's lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

The Red Sox are stacking their lineup with right-handed bats against Texas lefty Mike Minor. J.D. Martinez will handle left field in Benintendi's absence with Blake Swihart drawing a rare start at DH. Benintendi finished runner-up to Aaron Judge in Rookie of the Year voting last year but has struggled in the early going, batting just .252 with one homer in 105 at-bats. He does lead the team with five steals, however.
May 3 - 4:12 PM

Andrew Benintendi is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Yankees.

Benintendi went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Tuesday's blowout victory, but he'll sit against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. J.D. Martinez is in left field and Mitch Moreland is at first base. Rafael Devers will hit second.
Apr 11 - 3:08 PM

Mookie Betts is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

J.D. Martinez sat out Monday's game with the DH unavailable under National League rules, but he'll get the start in right field Tuesday. Things will be back to normal for the Red Sox beginning Thursday against the Rays.
Apr 3 - 2:25 PM

Andrew Benintendi is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Sunday.

It looks to be a routine day of rest. J.D. Martinez will start in left field and Rafael Devers will bat second against Rays right-hander Jake Faria. Hanley Ramirez is also sitting, with Blake Swihart at DH. Brock Holt gets the start over Eduardo Nunez at second base.
Apr 1 - 10:01 AM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network confirms that the Pirates are still making Andrew McCutchen available in trade talks.

McCutchen was also said to be available last winter and again over the summer, but the Pirates' high asking price kept teams from seriously exploring a deal for the veteran outfielder. Morosi says the Giants have expressed the most interest in McCutchen and notes that he could be their backup plan if they are unable to land J.D. Martinez in free agency. McCutchen is due $14.5 million in 2018 via a club option that was exercised in early November. The 31-year-old batted .279/.363/.486 with 28 homers and 88 RBI over 156 games for Pittsburgh in 2017.
Source: MLB.com
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 07:07:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the slugger. The D'Backs are also giving A.J. Pollock and J.D. Martinez breathers Sunday, as they have Kristopher Negron at first base, Reymond Fuentes in center field and Gregor Blanco in left.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:56:00 PM

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