Monday the Detroit Tigers agreed to a 2 year, $18.5 million dollar contract extension with All-Star right fielder J.D. Martinez.
Martinez has become one of the Tigers most productive players since he signed a free agent contract prior to the 2014 baseball season after being released by the Houston Astros.
In his two years in the Motor City Martinez has batted .296, hit 61 home runs, and has 178 RBIs.
Last year Martinez made his first ever All-Star team, and played right field like the second coming of Al Kaline, with 15 outfield assists and a .993 fielding percentage.
The signing of Martinez will solidify a great off season for the Tigers, who have added free agents Jordan Zimmermann and Justin Upton, along with trading for players like Cameron Maybin, Mike Pelfrey, and Francisco Rodriguez.
New Tigers General Manager Al Avila has made is imprint on the team in just a few montgs on the job, and the extension of Martinez is a welcome sight for all fans.
J.D. Martinez baseball reference page.
Pitchers and catchers report to Tigers Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida a week from Friday, on February 19th.