Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered a non-displaced fracture of the radial neck at the right elbow, the club announced on Thursday night. The injury occurred when Martinez collided with the right field wall attempting to catch a fly ball hit by Paulo Orlando leading off the second inning. The Tigers will have Martinez undergo a CT scan on Friday to confirm the results of Thursday’s X-rays.
Martinez went 0-for-1 with a strikeout before exiting the game. He entered Thursday’s action batting .287/.359/.522 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI. The Tigers have many offensive threats, but Martinez is unquestionably a big part of their run-scoring scheme, so losing him for any amount of time will be tough.
SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings.
Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year contract expired.
The Yankees were swept by four games in the AL Championship Series and haven’t reached the World Series since winning in 2009. It is the franchise’s longest title drought since an 18-year gap between 1978-96.
Cashman’s main goal during the offseason is trying to re-sign AL MVP Aaron Judge.
Judge hit an American League-record 62 homers this season with a .311 batting average and 131 RBIs. He turned down the Yankees’ offer on the eve of opening day of a seven-year contract that would have paid $213.5 million from 2023-29.
While Judge remains on the market, Cashman was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo on Nov. 15 to a two-year contract worth $40 million after turning down a $16 million player option.
Cashman has been the Yankees general manager since 1998. He has been with the organization since 1986, when he was a 19-year old intern in the scouting department. In his 25 seasons as GM, the Yankees have reached the postseason 21 times, including four World Series championships and six American League titles.