Blue Jays could surprise everyone and sign J.D. Martinez

The team from Canada has shown strong interest in the power hitter

J.D. Martínez.

J.D. Martínez. | AP

The Toronto Blue Jays could end up stealing one of the price free agents of this winter.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Blue Jays team are interested in acquiring the services of the slugger for next season.

The team has a large void in the right field position after the departure of Jose Bautista and the absence of an emerging player in the minors to occupy the position.

According to several reports, the player would be looking for a contract of seven seasons and 210 million dollars, but it seems unlikely any team would give him those kinds of numbers.

The Blue Jays were left out of the postseason for the first time since 2014, so they would be looking to sign key players to return to October.

Martinez finished with a .303 average and 45 homers in a season in which he split time with the Tigres to Diamondbacks.