The Sox manager will miss Martinez, but says GM Theo Epstein will 'put a team together that we feel good about.'
The Sox now are left with just Jarrod Saltalamacchia as an experienced major-league catcher after Martinez agrees to a four-year, 50 million deal with the Tigers.
Even before the Red Sox make any free agent signings, or, for that matter, lose any of their own free agents to other teams, they have some arbitration decisions to make by Tuesday midnight.
The GM Meetings end and GM Theo Epstein says some of the groundwork laid here may result in trades later. One player potential trade partners will continue look into? Marco Scutaro.
One reliever gets a big deal, meaning the remaining free-agent bullpen arms will be asking for more. Also, Adrian Beltre is offered a lucrative contract, maybe putting him out of reach for the Red Sox.