The Diamondbacks announced they received Martinez, 29, in exchange for infielders Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King.
Yes, you heard it right: the Tigers traded the best available bat on the market for 3 shortstops. None were placed in the top 100.
Herrera (2-3) threw one more pitch before summoning the training staff and leaving the game. He bolsters a D-Backs lineup anchored by Paul Goldschmidt.
Martinez struck out in his first at-bat against Tim Adleman, chasing a pitch in the dirt.
Some experts were a bit underwhelmed by the Tigers' return.
Martinez said it hadn't sunk in yet that he'd been traded.
Lost in the shuffle on this night will be another fine performance from Jason Hammel, who went from atrocious to perfectly serviceable third starter faster than you can say, "Put Travis Wood on a rocket ship and fire it toward Neptune". Now that is very good company.
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Kuchar teed off in the afternoon and was on pace to storm past the leaders, and he momentarily put the golf world on 62 Watch. Andrews in 2015, when the 23-year-old Texan was going for the third leg of the Grand Slam and missed the playoff by one shot.
Without Martinez, Arizona ranked 10th in baseball in OPS and was tied for seventh in runs scored. "He was the main guy of the package", Avila told FS-D.
Also, it shows the inexperience of Avila selling players.
Obviously things can change during a season, but these are three kind of shocking names to be traded for an elite hitter, even a rental one. Morosi previously reported interest in Martinez from the Rockies and Diamondbacks, and it appears Arizona ultimately came with the best offer. Two of the three prospects heading to Detroit were listed as Top-30 prospects in the Diamondbacks' farm system, according to MLBPipeline.com. But anytime you trade a star for prospects, it is a crapshoot.
The Tigers are building for the future, and now they have more quality prospects to develop or use in another trade for an established major league player. "We took a chance here that a need will be addressed and, at the same time, we are not in a situation to wait for injuries which may take longer, to heal". And that is the frustrating part.
And so that's how the first three paragraphs got rendered moot-following half another story being rendered moot-in Wednesday's wild 4-3 walk-off win that saw the Kansas City Royals climb back to within a game of.500.
"(I will) go in and do my homework, like I always do, and keep it simple".