On Tuesday morning, the Red Sox unveiled their roster for the showdown versus the Yankees and Martinez was not included, which means he won’t play.
Veteran pitcher Chris Sale, who started Sunday against the Nationals but only pitched 2 1/3 innings, also is not on the Wild Card roster. Left-handed relief pitcher Josh Taylor, who’s dealt with a back injury, made the roster.
First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The winner advances to the American League Division Series to play the Tampa Bay Rays beginning with Game 1 on Thursday night.