MLB: Dodgers already have their starting designated hitter for 2023

Los Angeles, California /

With the arrival of universal designated hitter a Big leaguesthe free agent market for that position suffered a shock caused, above all, by the teams of the National Leagueamong them los angeles dodgers.

It was last December 17 when it was announced that the Californian organization had taken over the services of JD Martinez for one year and 10 million dollars, this being one of the options to cover that gap in the Season 2023.

Despite this, the role of the 35-year-old right-hander had not yet been confirmed, leaving the window open for the rotation of Max Muncy, Justin Turner y Will Smith that was used in the previous campaign, reappeared. Which changed this week.

“I don’t expect JD to see action like BD in all 162 [juegos]but he will be the player who is going to have that role 99.9% of the time, ”said manager Dave Roberts at the end of one of the spring training sessions.

During the Season 2022 from Major League Baseball (MLB), Martínez posted a .274 batting average with 16 home runs, 62 RBIs and a .789 OPS in 139 games with Boston Red Sox.

“One thing I like about JD is that there is an advantage. I think it’s that part of being old school… this guy is obsessed with being big,” added Roberts.


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