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NL West: D-backs acquire J.D. Martinez

Here’s what’s going on in the National League West.

Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

In a trade with the Detroit Tigers, the Diamondbacks have acquired All-Star outfielder J.D. Martinez. Heading the Tigers will will be infield prospects Jose King, Dawel Lugo, and Sergio Alcantara.

The Dbacks are surprise presence in post-season contention. In an effort to widen their one game lead in the NL Wild Card, Arizona was on the hunt for a big bat. They found just that in the 29-year old, who is slugging a slash line of .305/.388/.630 his season, smashing 16 homers and 39 RBIs.

Martinez is owed $4M for the rest of the season.

Here’s what other news is poppin’ across the National League West: