Martinez traded for prospects
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday they have traded outfielder J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King.
Lugo, 22, is the Diamondbacks’ No. 2 overall prospect according to Baseball America and No. 4 prospect according to MLB.com. Lugo is a third baseman who can also play shortstop. He is hitting .282 with 7 home runs and 43 RBI in 88 games for Class AA Jackson, Miss.
The trade was reported while the Tigers took batting practice before Tuesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Martinez, who left Monday’s game with lower back tightness, was in the lineup for Tuesday’s game before the trade.