J.D. Martinez Not Close On Opt-Out Decision
J.D. Martinez can opt out of his contract with the Boston Red Sox this offseason and hit the free agent market.
Martinez still has $62.5 million on his contract should he opt-in. He would receive a $2.5 million buyout if he hits the open market.
The slugger says he isn\'t close to making a decision on his opt-out. The last two years of his contract become mutual options if he spends a certain amount of time on the injured list due to another Lisfranc injury or other right foot complications.
\"I understand it,\" Martinez said. \"It\'s a business. I\'ll never hold it against anybody or anything like that. I\'ve been through it too many times. If I did opt out, it wouldn\'t be a personal thing. It would be a business thing. Same thing on their end so there\'s an understanding on that.\"