Tigers finalize two-year deal with J.D. Martinez

DETROIT (AP) -- J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract Wednesday, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. Martinez will earn $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017. The 28-year-old outfielder can become a free agent after the 2017 World Series. When the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month, Martinez had...
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J.D. Martinez, Tigers finalize $18.5 million, 2-year deal

DETROIT (AP) J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers have finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. Martinez will earn $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017 as part of the agreement announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old Martinez was eligible for arbitration through next year and can become a free agent after the 2017 World...
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AP source: J.D. Martinez, Tigers reach $18.5M, 2-year deal

DETROIT (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says J.D. Martinez has agreed to an $18.5 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, avoiding salary arbitration. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The 28-year-old Martinez was eligible for arbitration through next year and can become a free agent after the...
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Source: Tigers, J.D. Martinez agree to two-year extension

The Detroit Tigers and outfielder J.D. Martinez have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $18.5 million, a league source said. The two-year extension buys out the remaining two years of arbitration eligibility on Martinez’s contract. When arbitration figures were exchanged in mid-January, the Tigers and Martinez were $2 million apart, with the Tigers offering $6 million...
Via Baseball Essential
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Detroit Tigers to avoid arbitration with J.D. Martinez

Breaking news here late on this Monday night as it is being reported that the Detroit Tigers and outfielder J.D. Martinez have agreed to a two year, $18.5 million dollar deal, eating up the final two years of Martinez’s arbitration eligibility. Have heard unconfirmed rumblings that the #Tigers and JD Martinez have agreed to a two-year, $18.5 million deal. — Robert Murray (...
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J.D. Martinez among four Tigers' players to file for arbitration

J.D. Martinez should be poised for a huge raise from the Detroit Tigers after the numbers he put up last season, but will the two sides see eye-to-eye when they exchange 2016 salary figures this week?Tuesday is the deadline for all arbitration-eligible players to submit their salary requests for the 2016 season and Detroit has four players to sign. In addition to Martinez, shortstops...
Via Fox Sports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez is a major bright spot in a disappointing season

By Jack Reynolds The Detroit Tigers have not lived up to expectations this season. As of August 25, they are 17 games back of the Royals in the AL Central and 10 games back of the final wildcard spot. But that doesn’t even accurately represent how poor the team has played for the majority of the year. Since their 11-2 start, they’ve gone just 48-62, which is the one of the worst...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

JD Martinez: New Swing or Something Else?

JD Martinez has changed his swing and appears to have become a whole new hitter. The new JD Martinez has been a huge part of Tigers offense; he ranks first on the team in ISO and second in wOBA. In the month of June, Martinez was third in the Majors in wOBA behind only Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. Rewind three months to late March, and JD Martinez was being cut by the Astros...
Via Batting Leadoff
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Introducing J.D. Martinez

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is becoming a household name in the Motor City as he continues to provide much-needed protection for sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. The 26-year-old earned American League Player of the Week honors this past Monday, batting .444 (12-for-27), with four home runs and 11 RBI, in seven games last week. Martinez had a pair of extra...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers call up slugger J.D. Martinez from Toledo

J.D. Martinez wasn't in the Tigers' plans at the beginning of the regular season. He has forced them to change their mind. The 26-year-old slugger, who wasn't even on Detroit's 40-man roster, was hitting .308 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs in 17 games for Toledo until the Tigers purchased his contract Monday morning. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Tigers moved Andy Dirks...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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