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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 walloped two home runs and walked twice during a 6-4 triumph over the Orioles in game two of a doubleheader on Saturday.
He lined a solo shot against starter Yefry Ramirez in the fourth inning, then added a two-run dinger against reliever Mike Wright in the eighth. He didn't make an out in the contest and boosted his hopes for a potential Triple Crown. He has a .332 batting average with 37 home runs and 104 RBI. He ranks second in the majors in batting average and first in homers and RBI. Aug 12 - 1:29 AM

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J.D. Martinez had a two-run single in Friday's win over the Orioles.

Martinez went 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored on the night. By knocking in two runs, Martinez is now at 101 RBI for the year. He's the first player in MLB to reach the 100-RBI mark this season. In fact, the next-closest player is Oakland's Khris Davis with 90. What an addition he's been for Boston.
Aug 11 - 2:09 AM

J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 10-5 victory over the Blue Jays.

He laced an RBI-single to provide an insurance run in the eighth inning. The superstar already leads the majors in home runs with 34 and in RBI with 98, so he figured he would work on his batting average and make a run for the Triple Crown. His .332 average ranks second in the majors to teammate Mookie Betts' .340 mark.
Aug 8 - 11:22 PM

J.D. Martinez belted his league-leading 34th home run and drove in four runs Tuesday in Toronto.

The Red Sox were down two runs entering the eighth inning in this one but scored one on a Mitch Moreland fielder's choice and three more on Martinez's bomb. The slugger also had a double and plated an additional run on a single. Martinez has gone deep in two of his last three games and is now on pace for 48 home runs and 138 RBI this season.
Aug 7 - 11:02 PM

J.D. Martinez delivered a key two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning on Sunday night as the Red Sox rallied to tie the game against Yankees' closer Aroldis Chapman.

Martinez stepped to the dish with the bases loaded and two outs in a 4-1 game, and served the first pitch that he saw from Chapman into right-center to trim the lead to one. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. He's having an MVP-caliber season in the middle of the Red Sox' lineup, slashing a monstrous .324/.392/.641 with 33 homers, 80 runs scored, 93 RBI and four stolen bases.
Aug 6 - 12:59 AM

J.D. Martinez hit his MLB-best 33rd home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

He's hit 33 this year, but few have been easier than the fastball Chance Adams delivered to his doorstep in the fourth inning. Martinez is also first in the league with his 91 RBI, ranking near the top in virtually every offensive category.
Aug 4 - 7:38 PM

J.D. Martinez reached base three times and drove in three runs in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Martinez drove in all three of the Red Sox' runs, plating a pair with a double in the second and another with a single in the fourth. He also drew a walk. Martinez is up to 89 RBI on the season, which is currently 10 more than anyone else in the American League.
Jul 29 - 3:59 PM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored to lead the Red Sox to a 10-4 win over the Twins on Saturday.

He boomed a Jake Odorizzi offering over the wall for a solo home run in the fifth inning. He also singled and walked in the ballgame. He leads the major leagues with 32 home runs and 86 RBI. His .324 batting average ranks third and his .642 slugging percentage ranks second. He has a real shot at a Triple Crown in his first season with the Red Sox.
Jul 29 - 1:51 AM

J.D. Martinez smashed a solo home run and a two-run shot Tuesday in Baltimore.

Martinez got the scoring going in this one with a solo shot off of Yefry Ramirez in the first inning, and he cut into the Orioles' lead with a blast off of Mychal Givens in the eighth. The two dingers give Martinez 31 for the season, moving him ahead of Jose Ramirez for the major league lead.
Jul 24 - 10:51 PM

J.D. Martinez went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Orioles on Monday.

Martinez picked up his major league-leading 82nd RBI with an infield single in the fifth inning. He also stole his third base of the year later in the frame. The 30-year-old is slashing a truly absurd .321/.386/.629 with 72 runs scored and 29 home runs in 409 plate appearances this season. He's also chipped in three steals for good measure.
Jul 24 - 1:09 AM

J.D. Martinez (general soreness) went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in his return to action Sunday against the Tigers.

Martinez was held out of Saturday's lineup with general soreness after running into the outfield wall on Friday, but he felt good enough to return as the DH on Sunday. He's now up to 81 RBI on the year, tops in the majors.
Jul 23 - 8:42 AM

J.D. Martinez is sitting out Saturday's game against the Tigers due to "general soreness."

Martinez ran into the outfield wall during Friday's game and reportedly had his midsection wrapped up ahead of Saturday's game, but no tests were run, per Red Sox manager Alex Cora, and he's expected to be back in there Sunday. Doesn't sound like there's anything to see here.
Jul 21 - 4:32 PM

J.D. Martinez is absent from the Red Sox' starting lineup for Saturday night's matchup against the Tigers.

It's very surprising, as Martinez was very much looking forward to playing in his former home ballpark over the weekend, and probably isn't a routine day off. It's possible that Martinez tweaked something while making a terrific catch in the right field gap during the third inning of Friday's game.
Jul 21 - 2:42 PM

J.D. Martinez clubbed his major league-leading 29th home run as the Red Sox topped the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.

Martinez tagged Blue Jays' starter Sam Gaviglio for a solo shot to get the Red Sox on the board in the fourth inning. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the afternoon 1-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He's having a ridiculous season at the plate, slashing .330/.392/.648 with 29 homers and 80 RBI.
Jul 14 - 4:56 PM

J.D. Martinez, who didn't play Sunday after fouling a ball off his foot Saturday, went 2-for-4 and launched his 28th homer Monday in the victory over the Rangers.

Martinez put the game away with a three-run homer in the eighth. He has an incredible 57 home runs and 142 RBI in 148 games since the Tigers traded him to Arizona last summer.
Jul 9 - 10:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
4Dan Butler
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Steve Pearce
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Brock Holt
3Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Eduardo Nunez
3Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Nathan Eovaldi
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Brian Johnson
8Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Hector Velazquez
8Ryan Brasier
9Austin Maddox