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.
Ken Rosenthal and Eno Sarris of The Athletic report that the Mets and free agent starter Rick Porcello have agreed on a one-year contract. Per Jon Heyman, the deal is for $10 million.
Porcello, 30, is coming off of the worst season of his career. Though he went 14-12, he compiled an ugly 5.52 ERA with 143 strikeouts and 45 walks over 174 1/3 innings. It has been a rough three years for Porcello, who has an aggregate 4.79 ERA since 2017.
The benefit of this one-year deal for Porcello is that, if he has a bounce-back season, he can potentially leverage that into a multi-year contract next offseason.
The Mets also signed Michael Wacha to a one-year, $3 million deal on Wednesday. The rotation already features Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, and Steven Matz. Unless the Mets trade one of those four, they will seemingly have to use one of Porcello and Wacha out of the bullpen to start the 2020 season with the odd man out serving as rotation insurance.