The Indians have acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from Detroit Tigers for shortstop prospect Willi Castro, the team announced Tuesday.
Leonys Martin, 30, was acquired from the Detroit Tigers. Martin is batting .251 with nine home runs in 78 games this season, according to the Indians.
Leonys Martin was a top 5 #Rangers prospect in 2013. Capable defender, although the metrics have slipped a bit in recent years. He has a career .693 OPS vs. righties compared to .611 vs. lefties. He's played for #Rangers , #Mariners , #Cubs , #Tigers and now #Indians since 2015.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 31, 2018
Martin was placed on the 10-day disabled list from July 2-20 because of a left hamstring strain. He could be the starting center fielder for the team that has rotated multiple players at the position.
With Martin, #Indians address a major need, get a high quality glove/arm, adequate hitter, some more speed _ and a pitcher.
Bryce Harper isn't walking through that door, people.
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) July 31, 2018