Matt Holliday isn't the only hot-hitting deadline acquisition open to signing long-term with his new club. Victor Martinez tells Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he'd consider signing an extension with the Red Sox.
"Definitely," Martinez said. "Who wouldn't want to play here in Boston? It's up to them, but from my side, I would want to stay here."
He's hitting well enough to impress several of his teammates, and presumably the Boston front office. V-Mart's .313/.385/.521 line since joining the Red Sox has not gone unnoticed by David Ortiz, who told Bradford that letting Martinez go is "not even an option."
Before exploring an extension, the Red Sox figure to pick up Martinez's $7MM option for 2010. Jason Varitek may also return next year, after which Boston's catching situation becomes unclear.