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Martinez brings much-needed pop to Boston (0:54)
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Marchand scores OT breakaway winner (0:34)
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Red Sox agree to 5-year deal with J.D. Martinez (1:59)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Eduardo Nuñez told me that the Yankees were among the teams that reached out to his agent, expressing interest in signing the infielder. The former Yankee told his agent that his main focus and number one priority was to come back to the Red Sox because of how much he enjoyed his experience in Boston last year.

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Source: Red Sox reach deal with J.D. Martinez

The Red Sox agreed to a five-year deal with slugger J.D. Martinez, a source told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. The outfielder can opt out after two seasons. FanRag Sports reports the deal is worth $110 million, with $50 million to be paid over the first two years.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Although he never mentioned former hitting coach Chili Davis by name, Red Sox owner John Henry made clear that he believes the team's offensive approach — not a lack of power in the aftermath of David Ortiz's retirement — was to blame for a 93-run dropoff from 2016 to 2017.

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Riddick: SB benching won't affect Butler's market value (1:00)
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is not a fan of at least one of the new MLB "Pace of Play" initiatives. Said he was concerned about limiting mound visits.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was at Red Sox camp today; spoke to the players during the team meeting before their first full-squad practice.

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Stephen A. isn't buying Butler SB benching story (1:43)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

On the suggestion that the Red Sox are losing popularity with fans in sports-obsessed Boston, owner John Henry said, "I don't think we need to be popular (with fans). We need to win."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox owner John Henry called it "ridiculous" to suggest collusion by MLB teams in this historically slow offseason for free agents. Henry noted that Red Sox might wind up with highest payroll in baseball this year.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox owner John Henry says the idea of collusion amongst MLB owners is 'ridiculous'.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox owner John Henry believes the team's offensive approach, not a lack of power, was at the root of last season's scoring drop-off from 2016.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

First day of full-squad workout at Fenway South.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens dropping by JetBlue Park before the Red Sox's first full-squad workout.