JD Martinez expected to play on Sunday despite soreness
JD Martinez is expected to play on Sunday despite not being in the lineup for Saturday’s game due to soreness.
The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham reported on Saturday that Martinez has soreness after smacking into a wall on Friday while making a catch against his former team. Here’s the play:
— LIGHT IT (@FyahWill) July 21, 2018
Abraham says that Martinez is expected to be OK to play on Sunday against Detroit.
#RedSox injury updates:
* JD Martinez has "general soreness" after smacking into that wall last night. He had his midsection wrapped up but should be OK for Sunday.
* Brock Holt is moving around better on his spiked right knee. Should be fibe by Monday. That's why they kept Lin
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 21, 2018
Martinez has been arguably the best hitter in baseball this season. He’s batting .325 with 29 homers and a 1.031 OPS, so any time he misses will be of great concern.