Latest J.D. Martinez News

MadBum gets qualifying offer, Martinez stays with Red Sox

Nov. 4, 2019 10:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was among 10 free agents who received $17.8 million qualifying offers from their former teams on Monday, a move that likely will decrease demand for the 30-year-old left-hander. Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, went 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA over 34 starts this year after...

Martinez declines to opt out of contract, stays with Red Sox

Nov. 4, 2019 6:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez has decided to stay in Boston instead of becoming a free agent, declining an option that would have voided the last three years of the contract he signed after teams had reported to spring training in 2018. The move saves the Red Sox from shopping for a...

Cole, Rendon among 131 free agents on market

Oct. 31, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering to spark Washington's seventh-inning comeback in Game 7 of the World Series. Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole also went free after warming up in the bullpen but never getting into the season finale. And...

Red Sox introduce Chaim Bloom as new baseball boss

Oct. 28, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Theo Epstein won two World Series with the Red Sox and burned out in Boston after nine years. Ben Cherington won one, too, and was gone less than two years later. Dave Dombrowski lasted less than a year after riding through the streets of Boston in a celebratory duck boat parade. All he did...

AP source: Red Sox to hire Rays' Bloom as top baseball exec

Oct. 25, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Tampa Bay Rays executive Chaim Bloom as their new chief baseball officer, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Major League Baseball doesn't like teams to make...

A year after World Series win, Red Sox looking to rebuild

Sep. 30, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Getting under baseball's luxury tax threshold next year "is a goal, but not a hard-and-fast mandate," Boston Red Sox team president Sam Kennedy said Monday, a day after the defending World Series champions finished the season out of the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Three days after...

Bullpen blows E-Rod's 20th win, Red Sox beat O's anyway

Sep. 29, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even a walk-off victory on the final day of the season was tinged with disappointment for these Boston Red Sox. Eduardo Rodriguez missed out on a 20-win season when Boston's bullpen blew a late lead, but the Red Sox overcame a soaring home run robbery by Stevie Wilkerson to beat the Baltimore...

Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

Sep. 29, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of a grand slam in a nine-run second inning from Gerardo Parra. Nationals Park will be the site of a win-or-go-home game...

Núñez homers again, Orioles hit 4 HR in 9-4 win over Red Sox

Sep. 28, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles are finding reason to celebrate late in a season that's included little to cheer. Renato Núñez homered in his second straight game, John Means pitched five solid innings despite a rocky start and the Orioles outslugged Boston in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox on...

Rodriguez labors for 19th win as Red Sox beat Rangers 12-10

Sep. 25, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are still playing for something the final week of the season, even though last year's World Series champions are out of playoff contention. Eduardo Rodriguez can still be a 20-game winner after a laborious effort, and Rafael Devers is closing in on 200 hits....