Off the heels of a monster 2018 campaign that saw the Boston Red Sox win a World Series title, J.D. Martinez is set out to avoid a championship hangover heading into the new season.
The slugger clubbed 43 home runs with 130 RBI in his first season in Boston, setting the bar incredibly high as the Sox defend their title.
Boston reports to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 17, but Martinez has been in South Florida during the offseason getting ready to anchor the middle of the Red Sox’s lineup for a 162-game grind.
And judging by his workout regimen, we wouldn’t bet against Martinez going for another big campaign.
Martinez finished fourth in American League MVP voting last season and picked up two Silver Slugger awards. We’ll see if winning a ring inspires the designated hitter to come back even stronger in 2019.
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