J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
2 months ago

Martinez (ankle) will start in left field and bat cleanup in Game 3 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was some concern that Martinez wouldn't be able to take the field Friday night due to an ankle injury, but the 31-year-old didn't have any issues taking pre-game drills in the outfield so he'll be ready to go for Game 3. Since there's no DH in the Dodgers' National League park, Andrew Benintendi will begin Friday's contest on the bench as Martinez patrols left field.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
2 months ago

Red Sox manager Alex Cora wouldn't commit to having J.D. Martinez (ankle) start in right field in Friday's Game 3 of the World Series, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez aggravated a sore right ankle while running the bases in Game 2, but remained in the game. However, Martinez said he planned on playing. Without the DH at an NL park, Martinez will need to play the outfield to stay in the lineup. Cora also said he wouldn't move Mookie Betts to second base in order to keep both Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi in the lineup.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
3 months ago

Martinez was 2-for-3 with two runs and a three-run home run in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

September actually ended up as Martinez's worst statistical month of the season, but he still posted a .297 average and .841 OPS. The 31-year-old was one of the best hitters in baseball all season, totaling 43 home runs and 130 RBI with a .330/.402/.629 slash line.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
3 months ago

Martinez is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will take a seat for the second half of Wednesday's twin bill after going 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and three runs scored in Game 1 as the Red Sox won 19-3. The slugger is now hitting .330 with a 1.032 OPS through 147 games this season, and his 42 homers trail only Khris Davis (46). Rafael Devers is covering DH in Game 2, opening up a spot for Brock Holt to start at the hot corner.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
3 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will rest for the second Sunday in a row with the Red Sox having already secured their spot in the postseason and well on their way to clinching the best record in baseball. The slugger will most likely get another day off or two during the final week of the regular season, but it will be tough for fantasy owners to justify benching a player slashing .332/.415/.588 in the second half.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
3 months ago

Martinez will be on the bench for Sunday's contest against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will sit for the second time in September. Steve Pearce will be the designated hitter in his absence.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
3 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup versus the Braves on Wednesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Martinez will receive a standard day off following eight straight starts as the Red Sox wrap up a three-game set in Atlanta. Manager Alex Cora said last weekend that he wanted to give Martinez at least one breather this series. Look for him to rejoin the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against Houston.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
4 months ago

Martinez will receive one or two days off during Boston's upcoming three-game series at Atlanta, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez has started 37 of 39 games since the All-Star break, so manager Alex Cora likely just wants to give him a game or two to rest up for the final month of the regular season. The veteran slugger is slashing .352/.433/.655 with 10 home runs in those games as the Red Sox return to Boston for a series against the Astros next weekend.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
4 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

The hot-hitting Martinez has started each of the Red Sox's past 28 games, delivering an incredible 1.173 OPS over that span. He'll be given a breather in the series finale and benefit from two full days of rest with the Red Sox off the schedule Monday before kicking off a two-game set with the Marlins on Tuesday. Steve Pearce will serve as Boston's designated hitter in Martinez's stead.

J.D. Martínez
LF/RF/DH BOS
4 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was reported to be given the day off Saturday, but manager Alex Cora gave Jackie Bradley the day off instead. Martinez's two hits raised his season batting average to a league-high .337, two points higher than teammate Mookie Betts. The slugging outfielder/DH leads baseball with 110 RBI and is second with 38 home runs, one behind Oakland's Khris Davis.