Clippers lose 2 games, give up 4 homers to single player

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Clippers dropped both seven-inning games to the Toledo Mud Hens at Huntington Park, 8-1 and 7-6, Saturday. The two losses dropped Columbus to 5-10 and landed them a spot at the bottom of the IL West standings. Toledo's J.D. Martinez went yard four times, racking up seven RBI during Saturdays doubleheader with the Clippers. Tyler Cloyd had a...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
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Astros release JD Martinez; GM says team is 'victim of our own success'

The Astros released outfielder J.D. Martinez on Saturday, the team announced. The move helps clear a roster spot for young players at Triple-A. Martinez, 26, is a career .251/.300/.387 hitter with 24 home runs in parts of three seasons with Houston. He was never able to build on the .274/.319/.423 batting line he put in 53 games in 2011. After the news was announced, GM Jeff Luhnow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Dark Horse: J.D. Martinez

The winter meetings kick off next week in Orlando, and with it comes the tons-of-fun Rule 5 Draft.  Though the increase in its popularity has been coupled with the steady decrease of useful picks, many teams use it to take chances on bounce-back players to fill out a big league bench or bullpen.  There have not been any true impact position players taken for at least 7 years, especially...
Via Fangraphs
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros place J.D. Martinez on DL with sprained wrist

The Houston Astros have placed outfielder J.D. Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. To replace Martinez on the roster, Houston has recalled outfielder Robbie Grossman from Triple-A. Martinez suffered his wrist injury during last night’s contest against the Toronto Blue Jays while sliding into second...
Via MLB Injury News
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Husband bails on wife to avoid flying bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Chivalry is dead in this country.How else can you explain the way this guy bailed on his wife to avoid being clocked by an errant bat during Monday's Astros-Angels game?The moment came in the top of the second inning when Astros hitter J.D. Martinez lost the handle on his bat on a swing. The piece of lumber went flying into the stands off...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Place Outfielder J.D. Martinez On Disabled List

MLB News: The Houston Astros placed J.D. Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. The initial prognosis is several weeks to a month. Fantasy Ramificastions: Martinez is a low-end outfielder who provides little of anything for fantasy baseball teams. If you are an owner of the left fielder it is safe to assume that you can release him and pick up someone to...
Via FF Locker Room
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Martinez sprains right knee against Indians

Houston left fielder J.D. Martinez has left Friday night's game against the Indians after spraining his right knee while batting in the fourth inning. Martinez was injured on a check swing. His knee buckled and he fell to the ground in pain. He remained on the ground for a couple of minutes while Astros trainers attended to him. He was then helped to his feet and hobbled with...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros' J.D. Martinez Done for the Year

The Houston Astros have not had a very good season.  Amidst the managerial search, the impending league change, and the 100+ loss season, the Astros have had to battle injuries like every team.  Their most recent injury is to J.D. Martinez.  Martinez will miss the remainder of the year and will undergo surgery. According to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle, Martinez...
Via MLB Injury News
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros' Martinez breaks out of slump with go-ahead hit

If ever anyone needed a night like Wednesday night, it was J.D. Martinez. He came into the game 6-for-59 since April 28, the worst slump of his young career. His spot in the order was slipping only when his playing time wasn't slipping. But Martinez may have turned things around on Wednesday, driving in the go-ahead run with a rare bloop triple in the fourth inning as the Astros...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Golden Sombrero: J.D. Martinez (4/16/2012)

Date: April 16, 2012 vs. Washington Nationals Top 1: J.D. Martinez struck out swinging against Stephen Strasburg (5 pitches) Top 4: Martinez struck out swinging against Strasburg (3 pitches) Top 6: Martinez walked against Strasburg (9 pitches) Top 7: Martinez struck out swinging against Ryan Mattheus (4 pitches) Top 9: Martinez struck out swinging against Henry Rodriguez...

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