J.D. Martinez

#28 DH / Boston Red Sox / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Martinez went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBI in Sunday's 13-7 win over the Orioles. As has been the case for many hitters this season, Martinez enjoyed a strong series versus Baltimore, notching four hits, three RBI and three runs during the three-game set. After posting an OPS over 1.000 both of the past two seasons, Martinez is down to .946 in 2019, rendering him somewhat of a disappointment relative to his acquisition cost in drafts and auctions. The back issues he's managed off and on this season have likely factored into that downturn to some extent, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Red Sox ease up on Martinez's workload if the team finds itself out of the playoff hunt by mid-September.

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    • Martinez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs scored and a walk in Monday's 6-5 loss to Cleveland. Martinez is up to 28 long balls this season after his fourth-inning solo shot Monday. He's been on an absolute tear in August, going 19-for-42 (.452) with five homers during his active 11-game hitting streak.

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    • Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Cranks two homers
      By RotoWire Staff

      Martinez went 4-for-5 with two home runs, two doubles, four RBI and four runs scored Friday against the Angels. Martinez doubled home a run in the first inning and then struck again in the fourth with a two-run homer. He closed out his night with a solo blast over the fence in right center, putting the Red Sox up 11-4. The 31-year-old has been red hot at the dish of late, turning in five straight multi-hit performances. He's registered three homers and six RBI over that stretch.

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    • Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Returns to lineup
      By RotoWire Staff

      Martinez (back) will slot in as the designated hitter and bat third Tuesday against Kansas City, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Martinez was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a back issue, but he's been cleared to return Tuesday, indicating that the issue wasn't particularly severe. The slugger is hitting .343 with four homers and 10 RBI over his last 10 contests, so the Red Sox will be more than happy to get Martinez back in the fold.

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    • Martinez was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals due to a back issue, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. Martinez has battled back issues sporadically throughout the season, potentially contributing his in drop in production to a good but not quite elite .299/.376/.539 season slash line. The severity of this particular issue is not yet clear. Christian Vazquez will move to the designated hitter spot in his absence, with Sandy Leon entering the lineup behind the plate.

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    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2019 BOS 115 461 78 143 28 75 53 104 1 .310
    2018 BOS 150 569 111 188 43 130 69 146 6 .330
    2017 ARI 119 432 85 131 45 104 53 128 4 .303
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