Diamondbacks acquire J.D. Martinez from Tigers for three prospects

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Update (6:40 PM ET): Nick Piecoro reports that the Tigers will receive prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King from the Diamondbacks.

Lugo, 22, was originally signed by the Blue Jays out of the Dominican Republic for a $1.3 million signing bonus. The Jays sent him to the D-Backs in August 2015 for infielder Cliff Pennington. This season, with Double-A Jackson, Lugo hit .282/.325/.428 with seven home runs and 43 RBI in 369 plate appearances. He has mostly played third base this year but has also played some shortstop.

Alcantara, 21, was signed by the Diamondbacks in July 2012. He has had stops at various levels of Single-A over the last five years. This season, with High-A Visalia, Alcantara hit .279/.344/.362 with three home runs, 28 RBI, and 11 stolen bases in 378 PA. He has spent the overwhelming majority of his minor league career playing shortstop, but has logged some time at second base.

King, 18, was signed by the Diamondbacks in October 2015. This season, in rookie ball, he hit .261/.333/.348. He has spent nearly equal amounts of time playing second base and shortstop.

Lugo was the Diamondbacks’ No. 4 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Alcantara was No. 15 and King did not make the top-30.

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The Diamondbacks will acquire outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Tigers. Jon Morosi had the original report and Jeff Passan confirmed.

Martinez, 29, is hitting .305/.388/.630 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 232 plate appearances this season. He missed the first five weeks of the season with a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot. Martinez will become a free agent after the season, so this is strictly a rental for the Diamondbacks.

The 53-39 Diamondbacks are 10.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West, but currently lead the Rockies by a half-game for the first of two Wild Card slots. Adding Martinez gives them a big bat to help in the final two and a half months of the season.

Bogaerts reportedly heading to the Padres for 11 years, $280 million

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres and Xander Bogaerts agreed to a blockbuster $280 million, 11-year contract Wednesday night, adding the All-Star slugger to an already deep lineup.

A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the contract to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it was pending a physical.

The Padres already had Fernando Tatis Jr. at shortstop, but he missed the entire season because of injuries and an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

San Diego also met with Aaron Judge and Trea Turner before the big stars opted for different teams. The Padres reached the NL Championship Series this year before losing to the Phillies.

“From our standpoint, you want to explore and make sure we’re looking at every possible opportunity to get better,” general manager A.J. Preller said before the Bogaerts deal surfaced. “We’ve got a real desire to win and do it for a long time.”

The 30-year-old Bogaerts was one of the headliners in a stellar group of free-agent shortstops that also included Turner, Carlos Correa and Dansby Swanson.

Bogaerts, who’s from Aruba, terminated his $120 million, six-year contract with Boston after the season. The four-time All-Star forfeited salaries of $20 million for each of the next three years after hitting .307 with 15 homers and 73 RBIs in 150 games.

Bogaerts is a .292 hitter with 156 homers and 683 RBIs in 10 big league seasons – all with Boston. He helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2013 and 2018.

Bogaerts becomes the latest veteran hitter to depart Boston after the Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers in February 2020. Rafael Devers has one more year of arbitration eligibility before he can hit the market.

Bogaerts had his best big league season in 2019, batting .309 with a career-best 33 homers and 117 RBIs. He had 23 homers and 103 RBIs in 2018.

In 44 postseason games, Bogaerts is a .231 hitter with five homers and 16 RBIs.