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Detroit Tigers: Breaking down every aspect of the J.D. Martinez trade

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DETROIT, MI - JULY 4: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a homerun in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during a MLB game at Comerica Park on July 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 4: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a homerun in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during a MLB game at Comerica Park on July 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 20: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates hitting a solo home run off of relief pitcher Dan Altavilla #53 of the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a game at Safeco Field on June 20, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

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.

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus will no long have the luxury of penciling in J.D. Martinez into the middle of the team’s batting order.

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.

Detroit tweeted:

"“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.

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