DETROIT (WJBK) - The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday afternoon they have traded outfielder J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospects.
Martinez, 29, is in the final season of a two-year, 18.5 million dollar contract. The seven-year veteran is hitting .305 in 57 games this season with 16 home runs, 39 RBI and an on-base percentage of .388.
The Tigers will receive infield prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara & Jose King from the Diamondbacks.
Lugo, 22, is ranked by Baseball America as the Diamondbacks #2 prospect and is hitting .282 with seven home runs & 43 RBI for AA-Jacksonville.
Alacantara, 21, is in A-Visalia and hitting .279 with three home runs and 28 RBI. The switch-hitter also has 11 stolen bases.
King, 18, is a rookie-level shortstop and batting .261 with 9 RBI.
The Tigers are currently six games behind the American League Central leading Cleveland Indians and expect more moves to be made before the July 31st trade deadline.
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