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.
Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports that the Red Sox are nearing an agreement with pitcher Zack Godley. It is still unclear whether the contract will be of the minor or major league variety.
Godley, 30, was with the Tigers on a minor league contract but the club released him in early April. The right-hander pitched for the Diamondbacks and Blue Jays last season, amassing 92 innings with a 5.97 ERA and a 70/42 K/BB ratio. Godley was quite solid for the D-Backs in 2017, posting a 3.37 ERA over 155 innings, so the Red Sox are hoping to see that version of him.
The Red Sox need starting pitching depth with Chris Sale out for the year due to Tommy John surgery and Eduardo Rodríguez sidelined because of a positive COVID-19 test. Collin McHugh is also still on the mend from an elbow injury. The starting rotation at the moment includes Nathan Eovaldi, Martín Pérez, Ryan Weber, and Brian Johnson. It is certainly the club’s biggest weakness.
The Red Sox open up the 2020 regular season at home against the Orioles on July 24. Eovaldi would seem to be the one to get the Opening Day nod. Godley could slot in anywhere else in the rotation, from No. 2 to 5.