J.D. Martinez

#28 DH / Boston Red Sox / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Martinez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves. Martinez ends his trying 2020 season with a .213/.291/.389 batting line, seven homers, 27 RBI, 22 runs scored and one stolen base in 237 plate appearances. To nobody's surprise, Martinez is saying he's unlikely to opt out of his contract with the Red Sox this winter, as Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reported Friday.

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    • Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over Baltimore. Martinez has only hit .216 with a .684 OPS -- a big-time disappointment after Martinez was one of the best hitters in the American League over the last few years. This was Martinez's fourth three-hit performance of the season.

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    • Martinez went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts and a stolen base in a 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Friday. Martinez had a night to forget at the plate, striking out four times in one game for the second time this season. The 33-year-old marginally helped his case by unexpectedly stealing third in extra innings but otherwise was lifeless offensively. With Friday's effort, Martinez's slash line has dipped to .199/.285/.358 as he has struggled all year to manufacture runs.

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    • Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Wednesday but the Red Sox lost to the Marlins 8-4. Martinez got the Red Sox on the board in the second with a sac fly to right and would eventually knock in two more after an opposite-field home run in the seventh. It was nice to see Martinez making some solid contact again after he went 1-for-28 in his last seven games. The 33-year-old is hitting .208/.289/.375 with a discouraging five home runs, 22 RBI and 16 runs scored through 44 games and will look to try and turn things around for the final stretch of the regular season.

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    • Martinez is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Martinez is 0-for-16 with seven strikeouts and one walk over the past four games, so he'll take a seat for Friday's contest. Kevin Plawecki (hand) will bat fifth as the designated hitter in Tampa Bay.

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    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2020 BOS 54 211 22 45 7 27 22 59 1 .213
    2019 BOS 146 575 98 175 36 105 72 138 2 .304
    2018 BOS 150 569 111 188 43 130 69 146 6 .330
    TOTAL 1,122 4,183 622 1,213 238 738 411 1,129 25

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