J.D. Martinez holds no grudge against Astros, who released him

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SFGate—J.D. Martinez wants to thank the Houston Astros - not get back at them - for releasing him when he was struggling to make himself into a star. The Red Sox slugger credits his growing pains in Houston for teaching him "how to fail," a lesson he credits with transforming him into an MVP candidate who helped Boston win a franchise-record 108 games and reach the AL Championship Series against his former team. "My failures in Houston is what made me who I am," Martinez said Friday, a day before the...

JD Martinez holds no grudge against Astros, who released him. J.D. Martinez wants to thank the Houston Astros — not get back at them — for releasing him when he was struggling to make himself into a star. The Red Sox slugger credits his growing pains in Houston for teaching him "how to fail," a lesson he credits with transforming him into an MVP...