Red Sox sign JD Martinez - Projected Boston batting lineup

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton 927) stretch at baseball spring training camp Monday Feb. 19 2018 in Tampa Fla

Free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez has reportedly reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox on a deal worth $110 million over five years, according to to Pedro Gomez of ESPN and Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

The 30-year-old Martinez is a legit power hitter. He had 29 homers and 65 RBIs in 62 games with the Diamondbacks.

Free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez is moving closer to a deal with the Boston Red Sox, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports. As a result, he signed a front-loaded five-year deal totaling $110 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced.

Speculation Martinez and the AL East champions would eventually wind up together had been swirling ever since he became a free agent last November.

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Details of a potential deal between Martinez and the Red Sox are unclear at this point, but these reports are an encouraging sign for those hoping the slugger lands in Boston to provide the offense with some much-needed power.

It took a long time, but the Red Sox were finally able to get the big deal done. Martinez slammed 29 homers and drove in 65 runs in 62 games with Arizona, including a record-tying four home runs at Los Angeles on September 4. Tillman was 1-7 with a 7.84 ERA in 19 starts and five relief appearances past year.

With Martinez likely entrenched in the DH spot, that leaves Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland to share duties at first base.

Martinez had been the most coveted bat on the Major League Baseball free agent market and fits perfectly within the Red Sox' 2018 plans, giving them tremendous flexibility.

With Martinez and Eric Hosmer (eight years, $144 million from the San Diego Padres) coming off the board in the past few days, third baseman Mike Moustakas is the best available hitter on the market, while Jake Arrieta heads the list of still-available starting pitchers.

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