With spring training nearly over, J.D. Martinez made sure to save his best cuts for last, as he blasted a trio of homers on Thursday against the Yankees. The first blast was a solo shot in the first inning against Chad Green. The second came in the fourth against Green with the bases empty, and the third was against Conor Mullee with a runner aboard in the seventh.
Here’s video of Martinez’s third homer:
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Martinez upped his spring average to .255 and now has seven home runs. Only the Phillies’ Maikel Franco has hit more (eight).
Last season, Martinez cranked out 38 homers while knocking in 102 RBI and compiling an .879 OPS over 657 plate appearances.