The Tigers announced a handful of signings on Tuesday, one of which was outfielder Leonys Martin. It’s a major league deal worth $1.75 million for one year, Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports.
Martin, 29, spent last season with the Mariners and Cubs. He appeared in 49 games and put up a meager .172/.232/.281 triple-slash line across 138 plate appearances. However, Martin still plays good defense and he’s hit better in the past, so he still has a shot at claiming the starting center field job.
Other players the Tigers signed on Tuesday — all to minor league deals with invitations to spring training — were catcher Derek Norris, pitcher Enrique Burgos, first baseman Edwin Espinal, and outfielder Jim Adduci.
Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the 10-day injured list, the club announced Sunday. Syndergaard was removed from Saturday’s outing against the Cardinals after sustaining a bout of tightness in his right hamstring, which now appears to necessitate some time on the shelf.
It’s an unfortunate development for the 26-year-old, who has struggled to pitch to consistent results over his 2019 campaign so far. Through Saturday’s 8-7 win over St. Louis, he carries a 5-4 record in 15 starts with a 4.55 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, 8.8 SO/9, and 2.0 fWAR across 95 innings. He pitched through six solid innings on Saturday, allowing five runs, two walks, and five strikeouts, but couldn’t stay to finish out the seventh and limped off the field after giving up a leadoff single to Yairo Muñoz.
For now, Syndergaard is expected to miss at least one start, though the Mets won’t be able to project a timetable for his return to the mound until he undergoes further evaluation. They also have yet to determine a suitable replacement in the rotation, and MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo suggests that their internal options are currently limited to lefty reliever Seth Lugo, prospect Anthony Kay, and rookie Walker Lockett.