Martinez went 2-for-3 with three-run home run in Wednesday's spring game against the Tigers.
The homer was Martinez's second of spring training and third extra-base knock in four hits. Entering his age-32 season, Martinez is still an elite and productive hitter.
Martinez will not exercise the opt-out in his contract, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Martinez evidently didn't feel as though he could make more than the $62.5 million he's due over the next three seasons on the open market. He remains an excellent hitter, but there's understandably some uncertainty about the market for a 32-year-old designated hitter. He has opt-outs remaining after each of the next two seasons, so there's still no guarantee he remains in Boston through the end of the 2022 season.
Martinez went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo homer in Saturday's loss to Baltimore.
The homer was Martinez's first in three full weeks, a rare drought for the veteran slugger. He'd hit just .255/.350/.294 in the 14 games since his previous home run. His .305/.383/.559 slash line on the season is still quite strong, but represents a significant drop-off from the .330/.402/.629 mark he recorded in 2018, especially considering how the league's overall offense has increased between the two seasons.
Martinez is not in the lineup Friday against Baltimore, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Martinez has gone 10-for-21 with seven RBI over his last five games. Mookie Betts will return from a foot injury but only as a designated hitter Friday, bumping Martinez to the bench.
Martinez went 2-for-5 with three RBI and one run scored in Tuesday's 12-10 win over the Rangers.
Martinez produced a run-scoring single in his first at-bat of the day before coming around to score in what was a four-run first inning for the Red Sox. He drove in two more runs with another single in the fifth inning, marking his fifth and sixth RBI over the past three games. Martinez is 6-for-13 (.462) with three runs scored and a 2:3 BB:K over that stretch.
Martinez went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs Sunday in the Red Sox's 7-4 win over the Rays.
After missing three games with a groin injury, Martinez returned to the lineup for the final two contests of the weekend and didn't take long to begin raking again. While Martinez hasn't reported any setbacks with the groin coming out of either of his back-to-back starts, the Red Sox may choose to exercise caution with his usage anyway over the season's final week with the team already eliminated from postseason contention.
Martinez (groin) will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup Saturday against the Rays.
Martinez has not yet been cleared to return to the outfield, but he is well enough to DH, and that's really all that matters for our purposes. While the 32-year-old has been struggling in September (.133 average), he still has a .301 average and .944 OPS for the season.
Martinez (groin) is expected to play Saturday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Martinez has missed the last three games due to the injury. If he plays, it will likely be as the designated hitter; however, manager Alex Cora will try to juggle playing time for Martinez and fellow outfielder Mookie Betts, who has been dealing with a foot injury. Betts was the DH on Friday and will be evaluated for outfield duty over the final three games of the series.
Martinez (groin) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
Friday was thought to be the earliest Martinez could possibly return from his bout of groin tightness. He will end up sitting for the series opener in Tampa Bay, as the Red Sox go with Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley and Brock Holt in the outfield and Mookie Betts (foot) at DH.
Martinez (groin) is not expected to return before the weekend, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Martinez left Tuesday's game early due to groin tightness. His absence Wednesday against the Giants is considered precautionary, but there's little reason for the Red Sox not to proceed with caution in what has seemingly become a lost season.
Martinez (groin) is on the bench as expected Wednesday against the Giants, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Martinez left Tuesday's game early due to groin tightness and was expected to miss at least one more game. The Red Sox have been effectively eliminated from playoff contention, so there's little reason to rush the star slugger back. Christian Vazquez will be the designated hitter in his absence, with Sandy Leon starting behind the plate.
Manager Alex Cora said after Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Giants that Martinez (groin) is unlikely to play Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Martinez exited the 15-inning loss in the bottom of the sixth after experiencing left groin tightness following his second plate appearance of the night. Tuesday's loss leaves the 79-71 Red Sox nine games off the pace for the American League's second wild-card spot, so Boston doesn't have much motivation to rush Martinez back into action. Martinez is being viewed as day-to-day for the time being but could be sent in for an MRI if he fails to show quick improvement.
Martinez exited Tuesday's game with left groin tightness and is day-to-day, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Martinez went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before suffering the injury. Sam Travis replaced him before suffering his own injury.
Martinez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees.
Martinez hit his 35th homer of the season to avert a shutout with a ninth-inning 397-foot shot off Aroldis Chapman. The 32-year-old now has 12 home runs since the beginning of August and has improved his slash line to .310/.387/.581 in 516 at-bats for the season.
Martinez went 1-for-2 with two walks and a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Angels.
Martinez enjoyed his time out West with Boston playing in San Diego, Colorado and Anaheim. He hit safely in all eight games, going 14-for-31 (.452) with six home runs and 18 RBI.
Martinez went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 10-4 loss to the Angels.
Martinez extended his on-base streak to 12 games, during which he's driven in 20 runs, giving him 92 RBI over 124 games. That leaves him in position to knock in at least 100 runs for a fourth time in the last five seasons.
Martinez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, an RBI double and two runs scored in Friday's 7-6 extra-innings win over the Angels.
Martinez's third-inning blast off Angels starter Jose Suarez gave the Red Sox a 4-0 lead at the time. He later drove in Xander Bogaerts with a double in the sixth. Martinez has found his power groove with five homers in his last six games, during which he's hitting 11-for-26 with 15 RBI and nine runs scored. The surge has him up to a .314/.388/.582 slash line with 33 homers, 90 RBI and 87 runs scored.
Martinez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and another run scored during Wednesday's win over the Rockies.
Martinez hit his 32nd homer of the season with a 399-foot, two-run shot off Peter Lambert in the third inning. The 32-year-old now has eight home runs in August to assume the team lead and also boasts a .387 on-base percentage.
Martinez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to San Diego on Sunday.
Martinez drilled a 411-foot shot to left field in the fourth inning to produce the only run of the game for the Red Sox. He also impressed with his arm, throwing out a pair of runners -- one at third base and one at home -- in the loss. The 32-year-old has enjoyed a scorching August, hitting .383 with eight long balls and 20 RBI in 81 at-bats.
Martinez went 3-for-4 with a pair of three-run home runs and another RBI in Friday's 11-0 rout of the Padres.
Martinez socked a three-run home run in the first inning off Chris Paddack, then cranked another three-run shot in the sixth off Eric Yardley to make it an 11-0 game. He also hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning en route to his career-high seven RBI night. Through 117 games this season, the 32-year-old is slashing .308/.384/.557 with 78 runs scored, 75 RBI and a team-leading 30 home runs.
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