Mitch Moreland

Red Sox, J.D. Martinez finalize $110M contract

It took an extra week but the Red Sox finally got the big bat for the middle of their lineup they lacked last season.

Slugger J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox finalized a $110 million, five-year contract on Monday, a week after the sides agreed to the deal pending a physical.

"It's been a long process. I'm happy to just put everything behind me and be here today," said Martinez, flanked by his agent Scott Boras and Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, at a Monday morning news conference at Boston's spring training complex.

"I'm excited for the task at hand. I know this historic franchise and this organization, winning is No. 1...