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Martinez to officially sign on Monday with Red Sox

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston Red Sox are officially going to announce free-agent outfielder J.D. Martinez‘s deal on Monday. Martinez previously had agreed to a deal with the Red Sox, but after his physical results, the team decided to re-work the deal.

Martinez is expected to receive a five-year deal from the Red Sox. It’s expected to be in the neighborhood of $110 million.

J.D. Martinez is seen here as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Getty Images)
J.D. Martinez is seen here as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Getty Images)

The $110 million is the same as the previous deal. However, the Red Sox and his agent, Scott Boras, worked in revisions after having an issue with his physical.

What the concern is, the team has not released. Yet, it is not expected to prevent him from playing this season.

Martinez and the Red Sox originally agreed to a deal on Thursday. In that deal — which we do not know if it’s also in this new deal — Martinez will make $50 million in the first two years of the deal than can opt-out after the second and third-year of the contract.

The 30-year-old will be playing for his fourth MLB season. He played for the Detroit Tigers and the Arizona Diamondbacks last season.

With the Tigers and the Diamondbacks, he had .303 batting average with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs in 119 games. He had .302 batting average with 29 home runs and 65 RBIs following a July trade in 62 games.

As a member of the Tigers, he had .305 batting average with 16 home runs and 39 RBIs in 57 games.

In seven seasons with the Houston Astros, Tigers, and the Diamondbacks, Martinez has .285 batting average with 152 home runs and 476 RBIs in 772 games.

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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