J.D. Martinez had to be removed in the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s loss to the Phillies due to dehydration, Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said during his postgame media availability.
Per Roenicke, Martinez “came out of the game [Tuesday] because he was a little bit dizzy.”
The slugger had reached second base on an RBI double in the third inning, but that was right around the time he started to feel worse.
“He felt a little weird before the game,” Roenicke said. “And then we hit the double and ran to second it took him a few pitches before he was clear and not dizzy.”
After getting back to the Red Sox dugout at the conclusion of the third inning, Martinez was examined by team trainers and deemed “dehydrated,” resulting in the 33-year-old getting lifted for Jonathan Arauz the rest of the way in an eventual 13-6 loss for Boston.
“That’s why we got [Martinez] out of the game,” the Sox skipper added. “I expect him to be fine [Wednesday], but I’m not sure there, either.”
In their series finale against the Phillies on Wednesday, the Red Sox will be facing off against veteran right-hander Jake Arrieta, someone Martinez has not all that well as he is just 2-for-11 in his career against the Philadelphia starter.
We should find out if Martinez will indeed be in the Boston lineup at about 9:30 a.m. eastern time Wednesday , so stay tuned for that.