The Boston Red Sox and right-handed reliever Chris Martin have agreed to a two-year, $17.5 million deal, according to multiple reports.
The deal’s completion is contingent on a physical.
The 36-year-old Martin has been a journeyman throughout his career, but his stock rose after he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the trading deadline last July and went 3-1 with a 1.46 ERA in 26 appearances. He struck out 34 and gave up just 12 hits and one walk over 24 2/3 innings.
Before the trade, Martin went 1-0 with a 4.31 ERA in 34 appearances for the Chicago Cubs. He allowed 38 hits and four walks and fanned 40 in 31 1/3 innings.
In seven big league seasons, Martin is 9-16 with a 3.84 ERA in 269 relief appearances for the Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Cubs and Dodgers. He has a 1.88 postseason ERA in 16 appearances with the Braves (14) and Dodgers (two).