J.D. Martinez, a veteran hitter who played a part in the LA Dodgers’ firepower in a season last year, will play where he will play this year.
Japanese media “Full Count” believes that with Major League Baseball star Shohei Ohtani (29) going to the Dodgers on the 24th, the future of veteran big gun J.D. Martinez, who played for the Dodgers last year, is uncertain.
Media outlets reported that Ohtani, who moved to the Dodgers, is being mentioned in various ways, including the use of the outfield. However, basically, he will be used as a designated hitter.
Ohtani made his Major League debut in the Los Angeles Angels uniform in 2018, leaving a career-high 38-19 ERA of 3.01 in 86 games as a pitcher and a career-high 274 with 171 home runs and 437 RBIs OPS.922 as a batter in 716 games.
In 2021, he played 158 games as a batter, recording a batting average of 257 with 46 homers and 100 RBIs. Last year, he underwent surgery on his right elbow in September, and he failed to complete the season as a pitcher. Nevertheless, he recorded a batting average of .654 with a batting average of 344 with 44 homers and 95 RBIs in 135 games.
As a batter last year, Ohtani, the second unanimous MVP winner after 2021, is mentioned to play as an outfielder instead of being able to take the mound as a pitcher this year.
Ohtani signed a mega 10-year, 700 million-dollar contract with the Dodgers. His ransom is the highest ever contract in the history of the Major League. He even broke the 10-year, 450 million-dollar contract record set by Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs in July 2020, the highest ever contract in North American sports.
His place will be decided everywhere. Instead, the need for someone is bound to decrease.
Martinez’s future has yet to be decided. Martinez made his big league debut in 2011 after joining the Houston Astros, went through Detroit, Arizona and Boston, and changed to the Dodgers’ uniform for 10 million dollars a year after the end of last season. 라바카지노
He had a batting average of 271 with 33 homers and 103 RBIs in 113 games last year. He was the centerpiece of the Dodgers’ powerful attack, but he seems to be pushed out by Ohtani.
The Dodgers has also reportedly decided not to offer Martinez a qualifying offer in order to recruit Ohtani. Attention is focusing on which team Martinez, a slugger with a batting average of 287 with 315 homers and 1,002 RBIs in 1,522 games, will play for this year.