The much anticipated J.D. Martinez debut with a Boston Red Sox' jersey finally has a date, as the team finally announced that he will be playing at the left field this Wednesday when the Bosox face the Minnesota Twins.
According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, Boston will test Martinez in the outfield, but he is expected to play most of the games as a designated hitter, been his defense a constant struggle throughout his whole career, and also because they have a very solid outfield in Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, and Jackie Bradley Jr.
J.D. Martinez had an outstanding 2017 season; he averaged .303 with 45 HR's and 104 RBI's while he played for the Detroit Tigers and the Arizona D-Backs.
He was an All-Star in 2015 and won the Silver Slugger Award that same season. Also, he hit 4 home runs in a single game on September 4th, 2017. Martinez holds an average of .285 during his career, with 152 HRs and 476 RBI's.