1. He's a versatile, impact bat
New Red Sox acquisition can play in three different spots: catcher, first base, and designated hitter. In 684 career games at catcher, he has a .295 average, with 84 HRs, and 425 RBIs. In 109 career games at first base, he has hit .309, with 13 HRs, and 67 RBIs. In 29 career games at DH, Martinez is batting .270 with 5 HRs, and 21 RBIs. Martinez is a career .297 hitter, with 103 HRs and 518 RBIs in 821 games. This season Martinez has played 52 games at catcher, 47 at first base, and three at DH. He's hitting .284 with 15 HRs and 67 RBIs.
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