Friday, October 26, 2018

All Signs Point To J.D. Martinez Starting In RF Tonight, With JBJ Likely Sitting

Multiple reports suggest that J.D. Martinez will start for the Red Sox tonight in right-field—barring any last-minute set-back to his ailing right ankle. WBZ-TV's Dan Roche reported recently that Martinez worked-out successfully in right-field at Chavez Ravine. Also, Jackie Bradley, Jr. is likely to be the odd-man-out on the DH- free "merry-go-round" that is National League La-La Land. As we expected, there is no chance that Boston manager Alex Cora plays Mookie Betts at second base—he will likely start in center-field. The risk of injury to Betts and weakening the team defensively at two positions was just too much to seriously consider this radical move. Stay tuned!