Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018

Report: Martinez's only other offer is 1-year deal from D-Backs

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 06: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Arizona Diamondbacks walks on the field prior to taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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J.D. Martinez may not be happy with the contract the Boston Red Sox have extended, but it doesn’t appear that he’ll receive a more lucrative deal this offseason.

In addition to the reported five-year, $125-million offer that is believed to be on the table from the Red Sox, the only other offer Martinez has received is a one-year deal from the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.

The Diamondbacks’ front office has said all winter that it hoped to retain Martinez, but also acknowledged that it would be difficult to offer the same type of money a team like Boston could. A one-year deal, however, would allow Arizona to fit him within its payroll, while also allowing Martinez to re-enter the market next winter in hopes of finding a more lucrative deal or a better fit.

Despite being the best hitter available in free agency, Martinez’s market has never really developed, and it’s believed that he’s grown frustrated after receiving far less than he hoped for when free agency began. The Red Sox made their offer last month and refuse to raise it and outbid themselves.

It was reported Tuesday that Martinez had become fed up with the Red Sox due to their inflexibility and wants to sign elsewhere, though his agent Scott Boras said later that night that his client has not closed the door on Boston.

“The dialogue is ongoing, we have not reached any kind of agreement,” Boras told Evan Drellich of CSN Boston.



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