• J.D. Martinez arrives at Red Sox spring training


    FORT MYERS, Fla. - J.D. Martinez showed up at Red Sox spring training camp Wednesday morning. 

    Boston 25 News was there when the reported new signing reported for duty shortly after 7 a.m. in Ft. Myers. 

    MORE: REPORTS: JD Martinez signs with Red Sox for 5 years

    Speculation Martinez and the AL East Champion Sox would eventually wind up together had been swirling ever since he became a free agent last November.

    A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press Monday about the 5-year deal to sign Martinez, speaking on condition of anonymity because it was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. 

    MORE: WATCH: Red Sox make a big splash with JD Martinez

    Boston was seeking to add power to a lineup that hit an AL-low 168 home runs. The 30-year-old Martinez has changed his swing to improve his launch angle and become one of the top home-run threats in the majors.


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