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J.D. Martinez could be the Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes contingency plan

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says that the Mets have some interest in Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez as a fallback option in case Yoenis Cespedes signs elsewhere.

Cespedes is, of course, the top free agent in this year’s class and will no doubt have multiple offers. If New York cannot land him, however, Martinez is an attractive replacement. One they’d have to trade for, obviously, but one which the Tigers have suggested they are willing to trade.

Martinez, who is entering his walk year, hit 22 homers with a .908 OPS this past season.

Padres to place Franchy Cordero on DL, activate Hunter Renfroe

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.

Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”

Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.