J.D. Martinez to be sidelined 4-6 weeks


Last night we learned that Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered a non-displaced fracture of the radial neck at the right elbow after he collided with the right field wall. This morning we learned how long the Tigers will be without him: 4-6 weeks.

This is a big blow for Detroit, as Martinez has been a big part of their offense for the past three season. This year he’s hitting .287/.359/.522 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI. It’s an even bigger blow given that Cameron Maybin has missed time lately, depleting the outfield even further.

The Tigers have called up Stephen Moya, who will likely be the regular in right while Martinez is sidelined, with Andrew Romine — who took over right last night — likely seeing some time there too.

Angels claim pitcher Jacob Rhame off waivers from Mets

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The Angels announced on Wednesday that the club claimed reliever Jacob Rhame off waivers from the Mets.

Rhame, 27, was limited to 6 1/3 innings in the majors and 20 2/3 innings in the minors last season due to an elbow issue. He underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery in mid-August.

Though Rhame has a career 6.23 ERA in the big leagues, he showed promise at Triple-A from 2016-18, averaging better than 10 strikeouts per nine innings in all three years. The Angels are taking a flier on the right-hander to see if he can translate that success to the majors.