The Los Angeles Dodgers got themselves a well-needed bat yesterday as they signed 12-year veteran J.D. Martinez to a one-year $10 million contract.
The 35-year-old is coming off an All-Star season with the Boston Red Sox, where he was the DH for all 139 games he played.
Dodgers fans aren’t happy with how this offseason has unfolded for them, but some fans are excited to see J.D. in Dodger blue.
Nice!! I was praying we’d make this move at the deadline last season but better late than never. He’s come through in the postseason before too ??
— Brian Morales (@bgmoralesss) December 17, 2022
A well known DH hitter , Reunites with Mookie & Great Postseason Hitter pic.twitter.com/W4SCND7Kgz
— AlexanderRose (@Alexander_Ros3) December 17, 2022
Paid him less than what gallo got. Friedman got a steal
— JdotGee818 (@JdotFoo) December 17, 2022
$10 million. That's a steal. JD is a solid slugger. Worth the sign.
— DAVE-P ? (@d_rocks01) December 18, 2022
It’s a good signing. Even if it means Turner won’t be coming back.
— Jon Stinson (@jstinson92) December 17, 2022
While some fans are happy to see Martinez don a Dodger uniform, others are upset that it could mean the end of Justin Turner’s time in Los Angeles.
I guess that means JT is gone because I don't believe they can carry both. Makes me sad that my favorite Dodger since Garvey doesn't get to retire in LA?
— BleedBlue (@pwlogsdon) December 18, 2022
Turner is currently a free agent.
Martinez will take sole claim of the DH spot for the Dodgers. Turner, Max Muncy, and Will Smith split time in the first year of the universal DH in 2022.
Now, it’s all Martinez, and we hope he can bring his consistent play and slugging numbers to Chavez Ravine.
Welcome to Los Angeles, J.D.!
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