Kansas City Royals

Diamondbacks acquire All-Star OF JD Martinez from Tigers

J.D. Martinez had been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and it reached such a crescendo Monday night that even his mom texted to ask if Detroit's star outfielder had been dealt when he left a game in Kansas City with a sore back.

Turns out she was only off by a day.

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired Martinez for a trio of prospects on Tuesday, hoping to solidify a trouble spot in the outfield with a sorely needed right-handed bat for a run at the playoffs.

"I don't think he was surprised," Tigers general manager Al Avila said. "I think he was hoping it didn't happen, quite frankly. I didn't want it to happen. I wanted to be out here in...

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