Per Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston, the Red Sox have yet to make the signing of J.D. Martinez official because of a looming medical issue.
“J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox are indeed sorting through a medical matter, but one that a baseball source with knowledge of the situation said would not have any affect on Martinez in the immediate future. It’s unclear what the specific issue is, but a better understanding between the parties could come as early as Saturday…
Additional medical experts have been involved as the Red Sox and Martinez sort out the issue, including experts consulted on agent Scott Boras’ referral, not only the team’s. The process was described as thorough and cooperative.”
Drellich says that the medical issue that Martinez and the team are working out would not affect his roll with the team for the start of the 2018 season, but they are currently unsure when this injury could make its presence felt.
-Nick Quaglia (@NickQuag)