The Indians announced on Thursday thatoutfielder Leonys Martín has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a “non-baseball condition.” Outfielder Greg Allen has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
Martín, 30, was held out of Wednesday’s lineup with what manager Terry Francona called “intestinal termoil,” MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reported. Today, MLB.com’s Casey Harrison reported that president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Martín could “potentially” be out longer than the minimum 10 days.
The Indians acquired Martín along with minor league pitcher Kyle Dowdy from the Tigers in exchange for minor league infielder Willi Castro ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. In six games with his new club, Martín ripped a pair of homers and knocked in four runs. With the Tigers, Martín hit .251/.321/.409 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 336 plate appearances.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred were fired by the Kansas Cty Royals on Wednesday night, shortly after the struggling franchise finished the season 65-97 with a listless 9-2 loss to the Cleveland Guardians.
The Royals had exercised their option on Matheny’s contract for 2023 during spring training, when the club hoped it was turning the corner from also-ran to contender again. But plagued by poor pitching, struggles from young position players and failed experiments with veterans, the Royals were largely out of playoff contention by the middle of summer.
The disappointing product led owner John Sherman last month to fire longtime front office executive Dayton Moore, the architect of back-to-back American League champions and the 2015 World Series title team. Moore was replaced by one of his longtime understudies, J.J. Picollo, who made the decision to fire Matheny hours after the season ended.
Matheny became the fifth big league manager to be fired this year.
Philadelphia’s Joe Girardi was replaced on June 3 by Rob Thomson, who engineered a miraculous turnaround to get the Phillies into the playoffs as a wild-card team. The Angels replaced Joe Maddon with Phil Nevin four days later, Toronto’s Charlie Montoyo was succeeded by John Schneider on July 13 and the Rangers’ Chris Woodward by Tony Beasley on Aug. 15.
In addition, Miami’s Don Mattingly said late last month that he will not return next season.