Martinez, 30, bolsters a Red Sox team that went 93-69 and won the American League East last season but also finished with just 168 homers and a .407 team slugging percentage, second-lowest in the league.
Every aspect of his game let Woods down on his way to a missed cut during Friday’s second-round 5-over 76 — four shots over the projected cut line. There’s the ongoing struggle with his driver that began at the Farmers Insurance Open and produced just five of 14 fairways hit on Friday, shaggy iron play that led to nine missed greens, and the trio of three-putts on his incoming nine holes.
All in all, starting his third tournament — and second official PGA Tour event — since undergoing a fourth back surgery last April, Woods could not get anything going on a course where he said earlier in the week he played awful. It’s also a track on which he has never won in his 10 professional starts.
I didn’t really play that well today. I missed every tee shot left and I did not putt well, didn’t feel very good on the greens and consequently never made a run, Woods told reporters following an eight-bogey day on which his entire game was out of sync. I knew I had to make a run on that back nine and I went the other way.
He has a .280/.325/.504 slash line in 2,102 MLB plate appearances, and he ranked fourth on the Tampa Bay roster with 2.6 WAR in 2017.
Hudson is a 30-year-old right-hander who went 2-7 with a 4.38 ERA in a career-high 71 appearances in 2017. He’s 37-30 with a 3.98 career ERA over eight seasons with the Pirates, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks.
He has 59 career starts, but primarily as a reliever since returning from a second Tommy John surgery in 2015.
Gray was a 13th-round pick of the Pirates in 2017. He spent his first pro season with Short-A West Virginia in the New York-Penn League, batting .269 with seven homers and 37 RBI in 53 games.