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The Boston Red Sox finally acquire the big bat for the lineup that they have desperately needed: agreeing to terms with top free agent JD Martinez. Martinez to a five-year, $110 million deal.
The contract with Boston reportedly contains two opt-out clauses for Martinez, the first of which comes after just two seasons - giving him the option of retesting free agency at a point when the market may be more robust.
Other than that, though, the roster went almost untouched, with the Red Sox re-signing first baseman Mitch Moreland and utility infielder Eduardo Nunez and not yet adding a player who wasn't part of last year's group. ESPN's Buster Olney said Monday morning that he believes the two sides will come to an agreement soon.
NY made a big splash by acquiring power-hitter Giancarlo Stanton, while the Red Sox basically just changed their coaching staff.
Martinez earned MVP votes last season after hitting.303 with 45 home runs and 104 RBI while splitting time with the Tigers and Diamondbacks. Henry and Werner also suggested the Red Sox could wind up with the highest payroll in baseball this year, especially if they eventually land Martinez, as most insiders still expect they will.
The Red Sox and Yankees took different approaches this offseason. He's averaged 32 home runs a year since 2014, with an average 149+ OPS and a slash line of.300/.362/.574 with a.936 OPS in that span.
Snow and ice warning for swathes of Scotland overnight
However, there is the risk of thunder and spot flooding in places as rain becomes widespread in the afternoon. It will be very cold tonight as the snow moves in from the west, with frost and icy patches set to develop.
4400-year-old Egyptian tomb unearthed
The first phase of Grand Egyptian Museum is expected to be opened later this year while the grand opening is planned for 2022. An ancient tomb of over 4,400-year old was found by archeologists near the famous pyramids of Ghiza, near Cairo, Egypt.
So Sox fans shouldn't hold their breath for J.D. Martinez?
The deal is not quite what Martinez envisioned at the start of the season.
Another Scott Boras client, Eric Hosmer, signed an eight-year, $144 million deal with the Padres this past weekend - which led to immediate speculation that a Martinez deal could be coming quick. The point is you make space for a masher like Martinez, and the Sox will find a way. The Red Sox also scored 93 fewe runs in 2017 than the year prior.
Tillman was 1-7 with a 7.84 ERA in 19 starts and five relief appearances previous year.
Martinez played a large part in the team getting to 93 wins last season, the club's best since 2011.
Clouds will increase through the day on Saturday and the snow is expected to arrive after sunset and snow until Sunday morning. Some more moderate totals higher than 6 inches are possible in parts of southern New England and Long Island.
But none of them were spotted in satellite imagery of rehearsals ahead of the parade, according to respected USA website 38 North. A livestream of the parade was also not available this time , while foreign journalists were not invited as in previous years.
Meanwhile, Asian share markets were trying to find their footing on Wednesday as a semblance of calm returned to Wall Street . The Nikkei 225 tumbled as much as 7.1 percent on Tuesday before regaining some lost ground to close 4.7 percent lower.
The Tigers, now 20-4 overall and 9-3 in second-place in the ACC, play at Florida State Wednesday night for a 7:05 tipoff. Kansas was the sixth overall seed and part of a stacked West region that included Arizona, North Carolina and Purdue.
Ripping apart the congress on various issues, he termed them a poor looser, who wanted another chance after being bowled out. Let there be no doubt about that", Sonia said in Congress Parliamentary Party meeting.
Chasing England's total of 155/9 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart , Australia notched up 161/5 with nine balls to spare. As well as the wickets of Hales and Morgan, Jos Buttler and Sam Billings all fell cheaply while he was at the crease.
The duo has been dating for two years now and announced in December that they are expecting their first child . The couple were married on Saturday afternoon at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California.
The Walt Disney World Resort announced today that its new Toy Story Land will open on June 30 at Disney's Hollywood Studios . Visitors to Toy Story Land, at Disney's Hollywood Studios, will feel as though they are setting foot in Andy's garden.
Addressing the forum, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah pledged $2 billion towards the reconstruction of Iraq. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the pledge at a donor's conference at Bayan Palace in Kuwait City.
Apple confirms iPhone source code leak
Now, in a rather unexpected twist, the publication says that the sensitive code was actually first leaked by an Apple intern. There are no details on how ZioShiba got the iBoot source code, but after seeing it, we're certain it's the real deal .
Omarosa on voting for Trump again: 'God no, never'
She has no contact now, ' the man claimed. "I would like to say not my problem, but I can't say that because it's bad". Her comments to a fellow cast member on the CBS reality show caught attention Thursday.
Pakistani Taliban claim attack that killed 11 soldiers
An officer was among those who died in the bombing, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban in an email to journalists. Initial reports suggested that the bomber blew himself up in a ground where soldiers were playing volleyball.
Assange isn't leaving the Ecuadorian embassy anytime soon
Last year, Sweden dropped its investigation into rape allegations against Assange because it was unable to get access to him. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Assange called Pompeo's statements "very odd and bombastic".
Spurs sign Brazilian winger Moura from PSG
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he can't wait to see Lucas Moura in action. Lucas is best on the right wing, but he can play anywhere across the forward line.