Game 1 of the ALDS was certainly all Tampa Bay Rays on the box score, especially considering the Boston Red Sox played without one of their best sluggers in the lineup. Fortunately, manager Alex Cora provided a promising injury update on his big slugger J.D. Martinez following Thursday night's loss.
According to reports, Cora told reporters that there's a "strong possibility" Martinez is able to play in Game 2 as the Red Sox try to even the series back at 1-1.
J.D. Martinez Injury Update
For Martinez, Game 1 marked his second straight postseason contest out of the lineup. The veteran slugger also sat on the bench for the AL Wild Card game against the New York Yankees as he continues to rehab from a sprained left ankle.
It cannot be understated the impact Martinez has on Boston's lineup. He's a world-class hitter who ranked first on the team in doubles (42), second in hits (163) and RBIs (99), and third in home runs (28). Not to mention, the four-time All-Star touts an impressive .286/.349/.518 slash line and helps provide lineup protection for some of the Red Sox other big sluggers.
Martinez and his Red Sox enter Game 2 of the ALDS as +118 moneyline underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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