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Martinez to the Dodgers: 1/$10M

J.D. Martinez and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms on a one year, $10 million deal per reports.

Martinez, 35, has spent the last five seasons with the Boston Red Sox. He had a monster 2018 season, slashing .330/.402/.629, finishing first in the majors in total bases and RBIs, and finishing fourth in the American League MVP voting, with a career-best 6.7 bWAR. Since then he’s slipped, however, and in 2022 slashed .274/.341/.448 in 596 plate appearances.

$10 million seems light for Martinez on a one year deal, but he suffers from the fact that the market for righthanded power hitters has not been great for several years, as well as the fact that he is has little defensively utility.