August 8, 2022

The Boston Crimson Sox fell to final place in AL East Tuesday evening, trailing the New York Yankees by 17 video games for the division lead. With their probability of constructing the playoffs getting decrease because the MLB commerce deadline approaches, the crew is reportedly contemplating dealing certainly one of it’s greatest gamers.

The Crimson Sox have put J.D. Martinez within the commerce market, in line with ESPN’s Buster Olney. Boston isn’t anticipated to grow to be full sellers, however Martinez is taken into account to be the probably veteran to get moved.

“I feel everyone sort of moved between what occurred earlier than the break and what occurred this weekend and wrote off this group,” Crimson Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom informed NESN’s Tom Caron earlier than Tuesday’s loss to the Cleveland Guardians. “We’re not. We’re attempting to make the postseason. So, no matter which means — we’re going to discover quite a lot of stuff. A few of them may be issues folks count on, a few of them may not be. However we wish to get this group into the postseason.”

Martinez is within the last 12 months of his contract and unlikely to re-sign with the Crimson Sox within the offseason, in line with Olney. Now that each crew has a DH in its lineup, Martinez might have loads of suitors from each leagues.

Martinez was an All-Star for the fourth time in 5 seasons with Boston. In 82 video games, he’s hitting .299/.367/.477. The veteran solely has 9 dwelling runs and 38 RBI. Previous to this season, Martinez was averaging 37 dwelling runs per 162 video games with the Crimson Sox.

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If Boston trades Martinez, it might look to accumulate one other DH.

The Crimson Sox aren’t anticipated to commerce Xander Bogaerts, who can opt-out of his contract and grow to be a free agent after the 2022 season. Boston is third within the AL in runs scored.

The Kansas Metropolis Royals are the one AL crew with a worse ERA than the Crimson Sox. Boston’s pitching workers has fallen aside, throwing an MLB-worst 6.60 ERA during the last month. The Crimson Sox have a 7-18 report throughout that span, which has compelled the crew out of the playoff image.

Boston’s postseason hopes haven’t been utterly dashed, although they face an uphill battle in making the playoffs. The Crimson Sox are 3.5 video games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the third and last AL wild-card spot.

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox sit in between Tampa Bay and Boston within the wild-card standings.

J.D. Martinez #28 excessive fives Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Crimson Sox after hitting a three-run dwelling run within the eighth inning of a sport in opposition to the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on July 9, 2018 in Boston.
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