Red Sox Sign Two-Time All-Star to Minor League Deal
Currently at the bottom of the AL East standings, it's safe to say this season hasn't started as planned for the Boston Red Sox. This team is currently scrambling to find any talent that give them a boost in the early going.
Boston's latest addition turns out to be a former All-Star who's joining the organization on a minor league deal.
Carlos Martinez Red Sox
Two-time MLB All-Star Carlos Martinez has signed a contract with the Red Sox. Though injuries and health issues have hampered his play in recent seasons, it appears Martinez will have a real chance to prove he's still got it.
Martinez began his MLB career with the St. Louis Cardinals, becoming a full-time starter in 2015 and picking up two All-Star nods (2015 and 2017) along the way. He then transitioned into a part-time reliever/starter role from 2018-2021.
It's clear how much injuries have taken a toll, as Martinez owns a 6.95 ERA over 102 innings pitched since the 2020 campaign.
This is a full-circle moment for the 30-year-old, who signed with Boston initially in 2009 out of the Dominican Republic. That deal was eventually voided, but fate has seen him land with the Red Sox once again.
Fans will be eager to see if he can regain his form in a complementary role to Boston's strong rotation.
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