JD Martinez had the perfect answer to not being traded by the Red Sox
Boston Red Sox outfielder JD Martinez made it through the trading deadline without being traded and his response was absolutely perfect.
Boston Red Sox Outfielder JD Martinez was involved in several trade talks before the deadline but will officially remain in Boston for the remainder of the season.
According to a hilarious tweet from Boston Globe Red Sox beat writer Julian McWilliams, Martinez apparently doesn’t want to talk about trade anymore.
Martinez told McWilliams, “Anyone can leave me alone now.”
Before the deadline, Martinez stated that he was ok with the trade.
JD Martinez expressed that he wouldn’t have any hard feelings if the Red Sox traded him
Though Martinez’s reaction to staying in Boston seemed relieved, he told Chaim Bloom before the deadline to “do what’s best for the franchise.”
“Do whatever you think is best for the franchise. It really won’t stop me from coming back here next year. Make the franchise better. If you think we have a chance, then let’s try. I want to do it. I don’t have that many years left.” —JD Martinez, via the Boston Globe
Martinez has played for multiple teams alongside the Red Sox during his 12-year career, including the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s one of the best sluggers in Boston, just behind Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers.
Martinez is hitting .284/.350/.454 for an .804 OPS this season. The Red Sox have had a very volatile season, so it’s no surprise they kept him.
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