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J.D. Martinez | Outfielder | #28

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 20 (0) / HOU
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J.D. Martinez hit his 25th home run of the year in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Martinez got the Diamondbacks on the board in the top of the fourth with a solo shot off Twins starter Bartolo Colon, though Arizona would go on to lose the game 12-5. Martinez has nine home runs and 21 RBI in 27 games since the Diamondbacks acquired him from the Tigers in mid-July. Aug 20 - 5:59 PM

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J.D. Martinez (illness) returned to the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Saturday.

Martinez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to illness. He's back in there and batting fifth against Jose Berrios and the Twins on Saturday night in Minnesota.
Aug 19 - 3:59 PM

J.D. Martinez was scratched from the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Friday due to illness.

It doesn't sound like anything too serious, so consider the hard-hitting outfielder day-to-day. Brandon Drury replaced him in the lineup and will bat seventh for the D'Backs against Ervin Santana and the Twins.
Aug 18 - 7:46 PM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 and whacked a solo home run against his former team the Astros on Saturday.

He came up through the Astros farm system and played his first three seasons in Houston before becoming a star with the Tigers. He came to Arizona in a mid-July trade. He is batting .285/.374/.620 with 24 home runs and 59 RBI in 81 games.
Aug 17 - 12:03 AM

J.D. Martinez hit his 21st homer of the season in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

After Paul Goldschmidt hit a wall-scraper -- literally -- to give the Diamondbacks a lead, Martinez left less doubt with his blast, a long fly ball into the left field bleachers. The homer was the fifth in eight games since Martinez was traded to the Diamondbacks. Overall, the 29-year-old is hitting .293/.373/.642 in 65 games.
Jul 29 - 11:50 PM

J.D. Martinez hit a grand slam that accounted for all the scoring in the Diamondbacks' 4-0 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

Martinez continued his welcome tour through the National League with Thursday's stop in St. Louis, in which he smacked a Luke Weaver offering over the right field wall for the grand slam in the game's fourth inning. Since joining the Diamondbacks, Martinez now has four homers and 11 RBI in six games, one of which was merely a pinch-hitting appearance. The 29-year-old has 20 homers and 50 RBI in 63 games overall, and should keep putting up big numbers as his scorched-earth tour marches on through his new league.
Jul 27 - 11:59 PM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Braves.

Martinez thumped a two-run homer off Luke Jackson in the fourth inning, then hit yet another two-run bomb off Ian Krol in the eighth. In five games since being traded over to the Diamondbacks from the Tigers, the outfielder has gone 4-for-17 with three homers and seven RBI. He was slashing .305/.388/.630 with 16 homers and 39 RBI in 57 games with the Tigers prior to getting shipped down to the desert.
Jul 26 - 8:31 PM

J.D. Martinez (hand) crushed a three-run home run for his only hit across five at-bats in Monday's win against the Braves.

Martinez returned to the starting lineup after suffering a bruised hand on a hit-by-pitch in his debut last Wednesday. Over his past six games he has driven in 10 runs dating back to his tenure with the Tigers.
Jul 25 - 1:59 AM

J.D. Martinez (hand) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday.

It's his first start since he was hit on the left hand with a pitch last Wednesday. Martinez is in right field and batting fifth against R.A. Dickey and the Braves.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Martinez actually has the biggest track record against R.A. Dickey on the Arizona side, as he's faced him 14 times and has racked up a .286 ISO (1 HR) over that span with one strikeout. BvP is a polarizing topic in baseball, but when it comes to knuckeballers the data is a bit more well received. Martinez enters play tonight with an elite 46.6 hard% against RHP.
Jul 24 - 4:48 PM

J.D. Martinez (hand) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Nationals.

It was his first appearance in a game since being hit in the left hand with a pitch in his first game with the Diamondbacks last Wednesday. It seems like he's trending in the right direction.
Jul 24 - 8:56 AM

J.D. Martinez (hand) remained out of the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since being hit on the left hand by a pitch in his first game with the D'Backs last Wednesday. The good news is Martinez was slated to take batting practice Sunday and is "trending upward," according to manager Torey Lovullo. It sounds like he should be back in there soon. Daniel Descalso is getting another start.
Jul 23 - 1:30 PM

J.D. Martinez (hand) remains out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Friday.

While X-rays came back negative and MRI showed no structural damage, the newly-acquired slugger is still a bit sore and will need at least another day before rejoining the lineup. Daniel Descalso is starting in left field against Max Scherzer and the Nationals.
Jul 21 - 7:11 PM

J.D. Martinez (hand) is not in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Thursday.

Martinez got hit by a pitch Wednesday in his second-ever at-bat with Arizona and suffered a left hand contusion. X-rays turned up negative, so he should be good to go in a day or two. Chris Herrmann is starting in right field and Daniel Descalso is in left field on Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati.
Jul 20 - 10:29 AM

J.D. Martinez was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Reds with a left hand contusion.

Martinez got hit on the left hand by a pitch while attempting to check his swing during his second at-bat of the game -- and his second at-bat in a Diamondbacks uniform. X-rays came back negative. Martinez is considered day-to-day for now.
Jul 19 - 8:55 PM

J.D. Martinez left Wednesday's game against the Reds after being hit on the hand by a pitch.

Something of an inauspicious debut with his new team for Martinez, who just joined the Diamondbacks after being traded over from the Tigers on Tuesday. He exited stage left against the Reds after being hit with a 91 mph fastball while attempting to check his swing during his second at-bat of the game. The Diamondbacks should pass along an update on his status later on Wednesday evening.
Jul 19 - 8:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Adam Rosales
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Ketel Marte
3Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Archie Bradley
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5T.J. McFarland
6Jorge De La Rosa
7Jimmie Sherfy
8Randall Delgado
9Steve Hathaway