AP Source: Dodgers, JD Martinez agree to 1-year deal – Boston News, Weather, Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers and designated hitter JD Martinez agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity as the move faces a physical exam.

The 35-year-old Martinez, who can also play the corner in outfield, hit .274 with 16 homers and 62 RBIs with Boston last season.

The move reunites Martinez with Mookie Betts, who was traded from Boston to Los Angeles in February 2020.

Martinez was selected by Houston in the 20th round of the 2009 amateur draft. The five-time All-Star made his major league debut with the Astros in 2011.

Martinez is a .288 hitter with 282 homers and 899 RBIs in 1,409 four-team career games.

He had his best year with Boston in 2018, hitting .330 with 43 homers and 130 RBIs. He also hit .300 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in the postseason that year as the Red Sox won the World Series and beat the Dodgers for the title.

Los Angeles went 111-51 this year and won the NL West for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. But the Dodgers were upset by the Padres in the NL Division Series.

ESPN was the first to report on Martinez’s contract.


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