Dodgers to part ways with six-time All-Star amid Ohtani addition

Darryn Albert, Larry Brown Sports

Shohei Ohtani’s decision is very good news for the Los Angeles Dodgers but very bad news for one of the key players from last year’s team.

Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported Saturday that the J.D. Martinez will now need to find a new team in the wake of Ohtani deciding to sign with the Dodgers. 

Heyman adds that Ohtani’s now-former team, the Los Angeles Angels, are a possibility for Martinez as are the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Martinez, 36, is a full-time designated hitter, so this was always going to be the outcome if Ohtani chose the Dodgers. But Martinez can still play his role well, hitting .271 with 33 home runs and 103 RBI last season en route to the sixth All-Star selection of his career (though he did only play 113 games due to injury).

Also a former World Series champion and three-time Silver Slugger winner, Martinez shouldn’t have trouble finding a new home this offseason. 

Losing your job to Shohei Ohtani is an honorable way to go out as well, especially considering the ludicrous amount of money the Dodgers are paying their new DH.

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2023-12-10 04:19:41 , Yardbarker: Los Angeles Dodgers

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