Red Sox sign JD Martinez to 5-year, $110M deal

Seattle Mariners Jarrod Dyson is interviewed after a baseball game against the New York Mets Saturday

For Martinez, he earns a huge paycheck in years one and two, and can opt-out for another payday if he produces. 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.

Details of a potential deal between Martinez and the Red Sox are unclear at this point, but these reports are an encouraging sign for those hoping the slugger lands in Boston to provide the offense with some much-needed power.

A source close to the situation informed FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman on Monday that outfielder J.D. Martinez is moving closer to a deal with the Boston Red Sox.

Another power hitter has fallen off the free agent market [VIDEO], but not at the price he or his agent thought it would be. Now 30, he entered free agency having hit 45 home runs (and batting.303) in 2017, and 128 in his past 1,929 at-bats, turning his finest season - only Mike Trout had a higher OPS in 2017 - into free-agency riches.

The Boston Red Sox are believed to have had the best offer on the table for J.D. Martinez for quite some time now, and the free agent outfielder has finally accepted it.

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Facing righty Pedro Baez in the seventh, Martinez went with an outside pitch and hit it deep into the All You Can Eat section in the Right Field Pavilion - an impressive opposite-field stroke for a righty. Because of a foot injury sustained in spring training, Martinez missed the Tigers' first 33 games, did not have an at-bat before May 12, and hit his first home run on May 13. Martinez has the option to opt out of his deal after two years.

Benoit is a right-hander who first got to the big leagues in 2001, when he pitched in one game as a starter. Benoit broke into the majors in 2001 and has gone 58-49 with a 3.83 ERA and 53 saves in 764 appearances, including 709 relief outings. Just five players settled among the 27 who swapped proposed salaries with their teams last month.

Quick: Which ballplayer had the most recent four-homer game?

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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