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Detroit’s outfield depth will be tested after the club placed J.D. Martinez on the disabled list Friday morning.
The injury slowly slides the Tigers further down their outfield depth chart, with Cameron Maybin already out dealing with left quad tightness. To combat the absences, the Tigers recalled prospect Steven Moya from Triple-A Toledo, where he’s been hitting .298 with 13 HR in 50 games.
With Jonathan Papelbon on the disabled list, the Nationals are turning to Shawn Kelley in the ninth inning.
If the Padres are open to moving him, Wil Myers could be San Diego’s most valuable trade asset:
Myers, who was named the league’s ambassador for the All-Star Game Friday, has hit .286/.330/.521 with 15 home runs in 66 games so far this season. He is under team control through the 2019 season, so any team looking to acquire him would have control for three-and-a-half seasons.
Kansas City has discussed the possibility of adding Jose Reyes to play second base.
Now that David Wright opted for surgery, the Mets could consider adding Danny Valencia.
Valencia, 31, has appeared in 46 games with 184 plate appearances for the A’s this season, hitting .327/.370/.550 and launching 10 home runs and driving in 26 runs in the process. The A’s are still last in the AL West, with a winning percentage of .409, so it’s likely that they are moving toward a firesale by the trade deadline.
The Cubs want to add to their bullpen:
Theo Epstein said #Cubs "would love" to add an impact reliever, but that won't be reactionary to recent 'pen struggles.— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) June 17, 2016
Shelby Miller’s return is imminent:
Shelby Miller will start for the #Dbacks On Monday.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) June 17, 2016
This isn’t good for Toronto’s lineup:
#bluejays #jays sprained left big toe, in a walking boot, doctors confident no fracture, more tests coming— Rosie DiManno (@RDiManno) June 17, 2016
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Today in Baseball History: On this day in 2006, the Tigers hit six home runs, setting a club record.