Victor Martinez decided to give out free hugs while playing first base
Victor Martinez was in a hugging mood at first base
Victor Martinez has not played many games at first base this season -- Sunday's game against the Twins was just his 10th in 2015 and they've all come in the last two months -- but he makes the most of his opportunities when he does.
For example: As Eduardo Nunez came scooting into first after lining a ball into left field during the second inning, Martinez hugged him.
Perhaps V-Mart was trying to literally hold Nunez to a single -- but there was never much of a threat of him trying to stretch it into a double. So, the likelier explanation is that Martinez was simply handing out hugs at first because he felt like hugging people.
Maybe he was just really happy to be there.