New York Mets among teams monitoring JD Martinez’s availability

Of course they are.

A number of contending teams are eyeing the potential availability of the Boston Red Sox All Star player JD Martinezwith the Mets being one of the clubs mentioned.

According to league sources, the Mets (and others) are monitoring the situation in Boston as to whether or not they will be sellers as we approach the Aug. 2 trade deadline. The Mets are believed to really like Martinez given the significant impact his bat would have in their lineup.

Boston’s latest loss on Sunday dropped them to .500; they’ve lost 9 of their last 10 games and are 3 1/2 out of the third wild card spot in the American League. Not to mention, they’re 17 1/2 games behind the Yankees in fourth place in the AL East, with the last-place Baltimore Orioles just a half-game behind them.

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