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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Hanley Ramírez sporting the words "Parkland Strong" on the side of his hat. All MLB teams are wearing Stoneman Douglas hats to honor the victims.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blake Swihart can't always be sure of the position — catcher? first base? left field? — but he knows he'll play a lot in spring training. Sure, the former top catching prospect is competing for a Red Sox bench job, but clearly, he has a chance to make an impression on other teams, too. Out of options, Swihart is a candidate to be traded before the end of spring training.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora speaks about wearing the hats honoring the Stoneman Douglas victims.

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19hScott Lauber

Red Sox continuing with J.D. Martinez physical

For a second day in a row, the Red Sox said there would not be a news conference to introduce free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez because his physical had not been completed.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski on the delay in finalizing J.D. Martinez's five-year, $110 million contract: "All I can say is that he continues to take his physical." Dombrowski said he's "unsure" whether Martinez would work out with the Red Sox on Friday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A team source told me the Red Sox "are being thorough" and that's the reason for the delay in the official announcement of the JD Martínez signing.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Once again, the Red Sox won't have an official announcement today on J.D. Martinez. The physical has not yet been completed, according to the team.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Red Sox play the opener of their annual spring-training college doubleheader, an amazing stat: By my count, 21-year-old third baseman Rafael Devers is younger than 10 players on Northeastern's roster.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Pablo Sandoval is battling for a back-up infield spot with the Giants. San Francisco opens up Cactus League play Friday.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Family time for #13!

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Elias, this marks the first time the Yankees and Red Sox both added players coming off 30-homer seasons in the same offseason. Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 in Miami last year, J.D. Martinez hit 45 in Arizona.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on being asked to speak to the Red Sox at spring training earlier this week: "Well first of all, I told them like I am not qualified to speak to a baseball team. I got picked off the last play of my career in high school."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't expect J.D. Martinez to work out with the Red Sox on Thursday, according to Dave Dombrowski. But don't read anything into it either. My understanding is that the logistics of completing a physical are more challenging when it's being conducted away from Boston. It takes a bit longer than usual to collect all the information and get it reviewed.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox won't have the results of J.D. Martinez's physical until at least Thursday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on whether the Yanks and Sox are now on "equal footing": "Ultimately we're not on the same ground because they are the American League East champions, and until someone takes that away from them, you have to pay that homage."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A glimpse of the new #28... J. Martínez

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

JD Martínez's physical is done. Red Sox medical staff is currently consulting and reviewing the results; expected to pass with flying colors.

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BBTN: How Trades Impact Free Agency, Tanking In The Sunshine State

Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about how Tuesday's big trade impacts remaining free agents, tanking in the state of Florida and more (9:01). Plus, Marc Topkin brings some "Inside Heat" on the Rays (27:17) and Paul Hembekides goes inside the numbers in the debut of "Hembo Knows" (34:51).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price on the potential impact that J.D. Martinez could make on the AL East race: "To add a hitter like that to the lineup, that's good, especially in this division. The Yankees made moves this offseason. To be able to combat those moves with a guy like J.D., that was a good move."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price describes J.D. Martinez as "quiet" and "different than me." Price claims he "didn't talk anything about baseball" in his recruiting pitches to Martinez. His advice to Martinez on dealing with everything that comes with playing for the Red Sox: "Go play baseball. Just go be yourself."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

David Price when asked whether the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry has heated up with the Stanton/Martínez acquisitions (with a big smile on his face): "You guys want it, let's do it, we hate the Yankees. You guys want it, yeah we hate the Yankees. We hate them."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

JD Martínez has arrived at Red Sox camp! Martínez is currently undergoing his physical.

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Price describes recruiting pitch to Martinez

David Price told USA Today Sports that part of his recruiting pitch for J.D. Martinez to join the Red Sox was "he will love the guys here in this clubhouse, but also told him he'll get booed."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce they have traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pirates for cash considerations. Brentz, 29, hit 31 homers last season in Triple-A and was a candidate for a bench spot. But once the Red Sox agreed to terms with J.D. Martinez, Brentz was no longer a fit. Trading Brentz also opens a spot on the 40-man roster, which presumably will be occupied by Martinez once he passes his physical and the deal becomes official.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.704th
Quality Starts882nd
WHIP1.255th
BAA.2459th
Runs78510th
Batting Average.25813th
On Base Percentage.32911th
Slugging Percentage.40726th