Boston Red Sox
    J.D. Martinez
    J.D. Martinez
    #28 | J.D. Martinez
    Healthy
    Designated Hitter | Boston Red Sox
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 8/21/1987
    Height, Weight 6'3", 220 lbs
    From Miami, FL
    College Nova Southeastern
    Drafted 2009 - Rd 20
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    2019 Season
    HR
    36
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    RBI
    105
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    AVG
    .304
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 8/21/1987
    Height, Weight 6'3", 220 lbs
    From Miami, FL
    College Nova Southeastern
    Drafted 2009 - Rd 20
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireNov 4, 5:13p ET

    News

    Martinez will not exercise the opt-out in his contract, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    Impact

    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.