DETROIT (AP) Outfielder J.D. Martinez has been brought up by the Detroit Tigers after a torrid stretch at Triple-A Toledo.
Detroit selected the contract of the 26-year-old outfielder from Toledo before Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox and put right-hander Luke Putkonen on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, a move retroactive to Saturday,
Martinez hit .251 with 24 homers and 126 RBIs in 252 games for Houston from 2011-13. He was batting .308 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs in 17 games for Toledo.
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Outfielder Andy Dirks, who had surgery on his back on March 10 and hasn’t played this season, was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.