The Boston Red Sox made a few moves today to ensure that most of their 2009 roster stays intact for 2010.
According to MLB.com, Boston has picked up catcher Victor Martinez's $7.1 million club option for 2010.
Martinez hit .303 with 23 home runs and 108 driven in over the entire 2009 season, while hitting .336 with eight homers and 41 runs batted in after being traded to the Red Sox at the July trade deadline.
This was the Red Sox first order of business coming into the offseason. Martinez has been a consistent player for the better part of seven major league seasons now.
While his defense is not great by any stretch, his bat will more than make up for it batting in the number three spot of the Boston order.
The soon-to-be 31-year-old may ...
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Article written by Frankie Riolo