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2017 Schedule
93-69, 1st in AL East
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BBTN: Mound Visit Rules, Martinez Signing

Before a chat with Astros P Lance McCullers Jr. about his frustration with mound visitation rules (22:54), Buster Olney talks to Tim Kurkjian (6:25) and Jon Sciambi (28:41) about the rule, Boston's signing of J.D. Martinez and more. Plus, Sarah Langs stops by with the first "Numbers Game" of the season (37:33).

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Martinez brings much-needed pop to Boston (0:54)
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17hEric Karabell

DH or not, J.D. Martinez can be a fantasy star in Boston

J.D. Martinez has finally made his move, signing with the Red Sox and joining a team loaded with talented, young outfielders. But even if Martinez winds up at designated hitter more often than not, Eric Karabell trusts in the slugger's fantasy value.

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Red Sox agree to 5-year deal with J.D. Martinez (1:59)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Eduardo Nuñez told me that the Yankees were among the teams that reached out to his agent, expressing interest in signing the infielder. The former Yankee told his agent that his main focus and number one priority was to come back to the Red Sox because of how much he enjoyed his experience in Boston last year.

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Source: Red Sox reach deal with J.D. Martinez

The Red Sox agreed to a five-year deal with slugger J.D. Martinez, a source told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. The outfielder can opt out after two seasons. FanRag Sports reports the deal is worth $110 million, with $50 million to be paid over the first two years.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Although he never mentioned former hitting coach Chili Davis by name, Red Sox owner John Henry made clear that he believes the team's offensive approach — not a lack of power in the aftermath of David Ortiz's retirement — was to blame for a 93-run dropoff from 2016 to 2017.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is not a fan of at least one of the new MLB "Pace of Play" initiatives. Said he was concerned about limiting mound visits.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was at Red Sox camp today; spoke to the players during the team meeting before their first full-squad practice.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

On the suggestion that the Red Sox are losing popularity with fans in sports-obsessed Boston, owner John Henry said, "I don't think we need to be popular (with fans). We need to win."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox owner John Henry called it "ridiculous" to suggest collusion by MLB teams in this historically slow offseason for free agents. Henry noted that Red Sox might wind up with highest payroll in baseball this year.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox owner John Henry says the idea of collusion amongst MLB owners is 'ridiculous'.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox owner John Henry believes the team's offensive approach, not a lack of power, was at the root of last season's scoring drop-off from 2016.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

First day of full-squad workout at Fenway South.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens dropping by JetBlue Park before the Red Sox's first full-squad workout.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In their effort to gauge the health of Eduardo Nunez's left knee, the Red Sox put him through a physical Thursday followed by a rigorous workout on a back field Friday. "They almost killed me," Nunez said, laughing. Team doctors/trainers agreed that Nunez might feel occasional soreness in his knee but won't have chronic issue.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski discusses whether the historically slow free-agent market is finally beginning to thaw after big signings of Yu Darvish last week and Eric Hosmer today:

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The return of Eduardo Nunez (right) shouldn't impact Red Sox's ability to sign J.D. Martinez. Nunez is guaranteed $6 million ($4M this year, $2M buyout next year) and possibly more than $8 million if he exercises a $4M player option for 2019 and reaches various incentives. But for luxury tax purposes, Nunez will cost Red Sox $4 million this year, likely leaving them flexible to sign Martinez and stay below the $237M threshold that triggers draft pick penalties.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Lowe stopped by Red Sox camp Sunday at the invitation of new pitching coach Dana LeVangie. In particular, he spent time with Rick Porcello. Lowe shared his thoughts on a fellow sinkerballer:

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Nunez has passed his physical and signed a one-year deal with a player option for 2019, the Red Sox have announced.

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Pedroia calls upon other Red Sox to be leaders

Dustin Pedroia understands and accepts his role as the leader of the Red Sox, says the younger players need to and are ready to take on more leadership responsibility.

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Team Stats

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