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.
Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that former Yankees manager Joe Girardi took himself out of the running for the Reds’ and Rangers’ managerial openings. The “industry speculation” is that Girardi is waiting a year for a potential opening to manage the Cubs.
Current Cubs manager Joe Maddon has one more year left on his contract. While the Cubs have played quite well under his tenure, the front office and Maddon haven’t had any discussions about an extension, which means 2019 might be his final year with the club. Under Maddon’s leadership since 2015, the Cubs won the championship in 2016 and compiled a 387-261 (.597) record during the regular season.
Girardi, 54, spent his first four seasons in the majors with the Cubs and another three towards the end of his career. He managed the Marlins for one year in 2006, then managed the Yankees from 2008-17, leading them to a World Series in ’09 and an overall regular season record of 910-710 (.562).