JD Martinez agrees to five-year deal with Boston Red Sox

J.D. Martinez of the Diamondbacks celebrates his third

Martinez slammed 29 homers and drove in 65 runs in 62 games with Arizona, including a record-tying four home runs at Los Angeles on September 4. The 30-year-old's career turnaround has been well-documented, combining for a.936 OPS in the past four seasons. Boston lacked power in 2017, finishing last in the American League by hitting only 168 homeruns in 162 regular season games.

In essence, that night summed up Martinez's summer with the D-backs and his 2017 season in general, so Red Sox fans: Have fun.

But the type of money Martinez and his agent were reportedly seeking made it hard for the D-backs and Martinez to reach an agreement. As a result, he signed a front-loaded five-year deal totaling $110 million.

While a return to the Arizona Diamondbacks remained in the cards throughout the offseason, the Red Sox have also remained on Martinez's radar as Boston attempts to keep up with the power of the arch rival New York Yankees.

The deal is reportedly worth $110 million over five years, according to Jon Morosi, with a player opt-out after two years.

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Dyson, 33, led the Seattle Mariners with 28 stolen bases last season, his first with the club, before undergoing season-ending surgery in September to fix a core-muscle issue and sports hernia. In 119 games, Martinez posted a line of 0.303/0.376/0.690, while hitting 45 homeruns and 104 RBI. Martinez has the option to opt out of his deal after two years.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Gennett was awarded a raise from $2,525,000 to $5.7 million. The 22 decisions were the most since players went 14-10 in 1990. He immediately helps an offense that ranked 27 in the Major League Baseball in home runs and 26 in slugging last season.

A former 50th-round pick, Dyson spent the first seven seasons of his career carving out a speed and outfield versatility role for himself with the Kansas City Royals, where he became a fan favorite thanks primarily to his speed on the bases.

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