- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/21/1987 (32)
- Nova Southeastern
Boston outfielder J.D. Martinez will sit for the third game in a row after injuring his groin in a Tuesday 7-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants. While Friday was thought to be the earliest Martinez could return to the lineup, this is still a big blow to his fantasy owners playing in their championship week. Martinez has struggled mightily in September, slashing .133/.273/.333 through 55 plate-appearances.
Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez (groin) will sit out his second straight game Thursday while nursing a groin injury. Martinez was pulled from Tuesday's game and hasn't been back since. Xander Bogaerts is taking Martinez's usual designated hitter spot as well as his clean-up spot on Thursday. Chris Owings is starting at shortstop and Christian Vazquez is moving up to second in the order. Hopefully, Martinez will be able to return this weekend, so stay tuned for further updates on his availability as the weekend nears.
In the midst of a mini-slump after being scorching hot through August, Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez provided the only offense that Boston could manage in a 5-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday night. Martinez was 2-for 24 prior to the ninth-inning solo blast, after slashing .396/.484/.792 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in the month of August. Boston closes out the series against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon, with Martinez and the Red Sox set to face Masahiro Tanaka.