J.D. Martinez is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays.
It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the 28-year-old slugger. He's enjoying another monster season offensively, slashing .289/.350/.562 with 34 homers and 87 RBI.
Blue Jays optioned C Josh Thole to Triple-A Buffalo.
Thole wasn't going to catch in the team's next three games anyways, so he was sent out to make room for Drew Hutchison on the active roster. Thole will be back after rosters expand on Tuesday.
Blue Jays recalled RHP Drew Hutchison from Triple-A Buffalo.
Hutchison will return to the rotation on Saturday against the Tigers. The 24-year-old hurler sits at 12-2 on the season despite a 5.06 ERA and 1.44 WHIP through 131 2/3 innings in his first 24 starts.
Felix Doubront (foot) will have his next start pushed back until Monday.
He had been scheduled to work against the D'Backs on Saturday, but the A's want to play things cautiously and give his foot a couple of extra days to heal. Aaron Brooks was recalled from Triple-A and will start in his place on Saturday.
Athletics recalled RHP Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Nashville.
The A's have opted to play things cautiously with Felix Doubront and push his start back until Monday, meaning Brooks will start in his place on Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He was destroyed by the Blue Jays in his last spot start and isn't a recommended streaming option, especially against the high-powered D'Backs offense.