Martinez to a five-year, $110 million deal. Gomez said Martinez can opt out after two years. Ramirez, in turn, will see his role reduced to non-primary platoon first baseman paired with Mitch Moreland and pinch-hitter of first resort. Here's a potential look at what their lineup could look like on Opening Day, according to Boston Globe reporter Pete Abraham.
On Sunday morning the Boston Red Sox announced that they had signed infielder Eduardo Nunez to a one-year contract through the 2018 season with a player option for the 2019 season. He batted.303 with a.376 on-base percentage, .690 slugging percentage, 1.066 OPS, 45 homers, 26 doubles, three triples and 104 RBIs in 119 games past year (489 plate appearances). "I can only speak for the Red Sox, we're going to have - we will most definitely have the highest payroll that we've ever had and you know other teams have to make their own decisions but we expect to be competitive and we expect to improve from our team a year ago". He's averaged 32 home runs a year since 2014, with an average 149+ OPS and a slash line of.300/.362/.574 with a.936 OPS in that span.
In four of his eight major-league seasons, Jay has posted a positive number of defensive runs saved, his best coming in 2011 when he boasted 9 DRS. The Red Sox were always thought to be the favorite to get him, but the two sides seemed to be at a stalemate all offseason.
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In the meantime, there's no other way to slice it: Martinez is a good (and necessary) get for the Red Sox. Martinez's last contract, signed with the Tigers in 2016, was for $18.5 million.
The Red Sox went on to win their second straight division title. Martinez started a combined 112 games in right field previous year.
In Phoenix, Martinez's power was on display. Martinez finished the 2017 season with the Diamondbacks.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Jake Odorizzi joined the Minnesota Twins just in time for their first full-squad workout of spring training.