Detroit Tigers fans probably saw this one coming. The team traded J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Here’s a breakdown of the transaction.
The Tigers announced in a tweet on the team’s official Twitter account Tuesday night that the team had traded the slugging outfielder to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
"“The #Tigers have acquired INF’s Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara & Jose King from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for OF J.D. Martinez.”"
We’ll get to the return for Martinez in a moment, but it’s hard to ignore the veteran’s impact in the Motor City.
Since arriving from Houston in 2014, Martinez has been one of baseball’s best sluggers, routinely notching a ISO over .220 and a wRC+ over 130.
While Martinez missed the early part of the season due to injury, he’s been an offensive force.
This year, Martinez hit .305 with a .388 on-base percentage, a .630 slugging percentage and a 162 wRC+.
He turned in a 12.5 walk percentage, 39 RBI, 38 runs scored, 16 home runs and a .325 ISO in 232 plate appearances.