J.D. Martinez, designated hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to someone familiar with the negotiations, Martinez signed a one-year, $10 million contract.
The person spoke on condition that they remain anonymous because of the pending physical.
Martinez is 35 years old and can also play corner outfield. Last season, Martinez hit.274 in Boston with 16 homers, 62 RBIs, and an average of.274.
Martinez and Mookie Betts were reunited in this move. Mookie was originally traded from Boston to Los Angeles on February 20, 2020.
Houston selected Martinez in the 20th round 2009 of their amateur draft. In 2011, Martinez, a five-time All-Star, made his major league debut in the Astros’ big league.
Martinez, a.288 hitter has 282 homers as well as 899 RBIs over 1,409 games played with four teams.
In 2018, his most successful year was with Boston, when he ranked.330 and hit 43 home runs. He also had 130 RBIs. In the playoffs, he also reached. 300 that year with 14 RBIs and three homers. The Red Sox won their first World Series title.
Los Angeles won the NL West this season with a score of 111 to 51. This is the ninth consecutive win for Los Angeles in 10 seasons. The Padres defeated the Dodgers in the NL Division Series.