Former Dodger RHP Chris Martin has officially signed a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers’ 2022 trade deadline acquisition had an incredible second-half of the season, and turned that into $17.5 million over two years.
Right-handed reliever Chris Martin and the Boston Red Sox are in agreement on a two-year, $17.5 million contract, pending physical, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Martin, 36, was magnificent for the Dodgers after a deadline trade and parlayed it into a multiyear deal.
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Martin was one of the Dodgers’ better relievers over the back half of the season. He had a 4.31 ERA in 34 games with the Cubs. Then, he met Mark Prior.
In 26 games with the Dodgers, Martin had a 1.46 ERA and a 0.53 WHIP. He struck out 34 batters in 24.2 innings, and recorded two saves. He recorded the Dodgers’ save in their Game 1 win in the NLDS.
Martin will be a big loss in the Dodgers’ bullpen, but they have more than enough talent to replace him. Dodger fans should be happy for Martin for revitalizing his career at 36 years old.
The Dodgers will reunite with Martin when they head to Fenway Park for a three-game series with the Red Sox on August 25-27. Congrats to Martin on the new deal and best of luck in Boston.
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