J.D. Martinez to test free agency after 2019?

by Brendan Tuma | Red Sox Correspondent | Fri, Nov 9th 9:04am EST

Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports that slugger J.D. Martinez will likely opt out of his current deal after 2019 to test free agency. (NBC Sports Boston)

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Martinez signed a five year, $110 million deal last winter with opt outs after 2019, 2020, and 2021. Drellich reports that Martinez is interested in re-structuring a contract, but Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski isn't. Dombrowski cites injury concerns as a reason not to re-structure the contract. If Martinez produces similar to last year in 2019, he will likely test free agency. The 31-year-old hit .330 with 43 homers in 2018.

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