J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox are indeed sorting through a medical matter, but one that a baseball source with knowledge of the situation said would not have any effect on Martinez in the near future.
With Eduardo Nunez a late signee for the Red Sox and coming off a knee injury, the plan is to build him up slowly before he plays in spring training games.
With bullpens now full of flamethrowers, Alex Cora sees no benefit in driving up pitch counts to force a starter out of the game. His feeling: Get to the starter as fast as you can.