Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = JD Martinez, the 282 homerun giant in the major leagues, has made a new home with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Reporter Robert Murray of ‘Fanside’ reported on the 18th (Korean time), “According to sources, free agent designated hitter Martinez has succeeded in reaching a one-year, $10 million agreement with the Dodgers.”
Martinez made his debut with the Houston Astros in 2011, and his playing career blossomed in 2014 with the Detroit Tigers. As he developed into a hitter who could hit more than 30 homers every year, he established himself as a major league representative.
After that, he played an active part in the major leagues through the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox. He recorded a career batting average of 0.288, 282 homers, 899 RBIs, 790 points, and an OPS of 0.872 over 12 seasons, and won 5 All-Stars and 3 Silver Sluggers. In 2018, he even harvested a championship ring while wearing a Boston uniform.
However, the problem is Martinez’s defense. He can play the corner outfield, but this season he has appeared in all 139 games as a designated hitter. In addition, he recorded a batting average of 0,274, 16 home runs, 62 RBIs, and 76 points in the 2022 season, and an OPS of 0.790, and his hitting is also evaluated to have dropped significantly.메이저사이트
Also, with the recruitment of Martinez on this day, it is highly likely that he will break up with Justin Turner, who has been with him for a long time. Turner is capable of defending third base, but as a 39-year-old next season, he’s getting more and more DH appearances.
Local media and fans have already intuited the breakup with Turner, and are expressing their sadness on social media. Turner’s destinations for her are Arizona, Miami Marlins and Boston.