PLAYER SPOT­LIGHT

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - NL WEST - GARY A. VASQUEZ, USA TO­DAY SPORTS J.D. Martinez, Di­a­mond­backs

Ac­quired from the Detroit Tigers on July 18, Martinez was av­er­ag­ing a home run ev­ery eight at-bats af­ter his four-homer game Sept. 5 against the Dodgers, and he added two against the Padres on the 10th. The 30-year-old is el­i­gi­ble for free agency af­ter the sea­son and will com­mand a huge con­tract de­spite his sub­par de­fense in right field, but he said last week that he’d like to stay in Ari­zona.

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