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Red Sox: J.D. Martinez wins two Silver Slugger Awards

2018 Silver Slugger awards: J.D. Martinez becomes first player to win two awards in one season Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez Win Silver Slugger Awards After Stellar Seasons
Cary Erickson | 11 November, 2018, 03:34

Martinez made 57 appearances in the outfield for Boston this season and he served as the designated hitter in 93 games. While we won't know the major individual award - MVP, Cy Young, Manager of the Year and Rookie of the Year - winners until next week, Major League Baseball has set the table this week with a couple tasty appetizers.

As insane as it sounds, Martinez, who played 57 games in the outfield and 93 games at the DH position, was actually the recipient of the same award in two separate positions.

Among AL second baseman, Altuve ranked first in batting average, OBP and slugging, while ranking second in hits and runs scored (84) and third in stolen bases. (Note that the outfield is not broken down by left, center, and right designations.) Louisville Slugger is, naturally, the sponsor to the award.

Abreu became the first player in White Sox history to hit 20 or more home runs in each of his first five seasons, and he joined Albert Pujols (2001-'10) and Ted Williams (1939-'42, 1946-49) as the only players in Major League Baseball history to produce 30 or more doubles and 20 or more plus home runs in each of his first five seasons.

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In his first season in Boston, J.D. Martinez mashed no matter where he played for the Red Sox.

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It'll be interesting to see how he follows up his excellent 2018 season. The second baseman earned it by hitting.290 with 34 homers and 111 RBI, which led the National League in the 2018 season.