The wait is over Boston Red Sox fans. Well, sort of.
The Red Sox signed slugger J.D. Martinez to a five-year, $110 million contract last Monday, and while the outfielder has yet to take the field in Grapefruit League action, he saw live pitching for the first time Sunday.
Martinez and Boston ace Chris Sale were two of a handful of Red Sox who took part in a “controlled” game in Minor League camp, meaning the team decided when the innings ended based on pitch count or situation, and Martinez was allowed to hit in every inning.
The 30-year-old went 3-for-3 with a double, two singles and three walks Sunday, lacing a double to the right field fence in his second at-bat.
Take a look:
No date has been set for Martinez’s spring training debut, but it likely will come at some point this week.
And judging by the look of that swing, he’s just about ready for game action.
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