Tigers outfielder JD Martinez sprains foot, out several daysMarch 19, 2017 12:28am

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez sprained his right foot making a shoestring catch Saturday and is expected to be sidelined for several days.

X-rays were negative. Martinez left the Tigers' complex in Lakeland, Florida, in a protective boot for precautionary purposes.

"We'll see about it tomorrow," he told reporters. "I know as much about it as you guys do. It's good that I'm able to move on it."

Martinez will likely be out of the lineup until late next week.

Martinez hit .307 with 22 home runs and 68 RBIs in 120 games last season.

The 29-year-old right fielder was hurt as he came running in for a fly ball against Miami. Martinez said he rolled his foot, causing him to tumble.

The Tigers said the sprain was in the mid-foot area and that he will be re-evaluated Saturday.



Detroit starter Justin Verlander pitched five shutout innings, giving up four hits and striking out four. Alex Presley, who replaced the injured Martinez, hit a solo home run.

Miami's Dan Straily allowed a run on three hits and struck out six over five innings. Miguel Rojas went 3 for 3 and Moises Sierra had a solo homer.


Nick Castellanos hit an RBI double and two-run single for Detroit. Mike Pelfrey went 3 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks.

Bartolo Colon was roughed up for six runs on eight hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings.


Dylan Bundy gave up three runs on four hits and three walks over four innings while Chris Johnson and Pedro Alvarez homered for Baltimore.

CC Sabathia went four innings and allowed three runs on three hits and a walk, striking out five. Gary Sanchez had a two-run double. Ernesto Frieri, picked up earlier this week off his stint for Colombia's WBC team, gave up a homer to minor leaguer Aneury Tavarez in the ninth.


Tim Tebow hit an opposite- field single off a 95 mph fastball from Cardinals star Michael Wacha. Kevin Plawecki and Juan Lagares homered for New York. Robert Gsellman went five innings and allowed a run on four hits and a walk.

Wacha gave up three runs on five hits and a walk, striking out four over four innings.


Journeyman Mat Latos, trying to make the Blue Jays his seventh team in four seasons, allowed one hit over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two.

Jake Bauers connected off Latos for his fourth home run this spring and is hitting .423. Chase Whitley struck out four in four shutout innings, allowing two hits and a walk.


Charlie Morton gave up two unearned runs on three hits over four innings, striking out seven for Houston.

Trea Turner hit an RBI single and scored on the same play after three Astros errors. Joe Nathan, trying to make the Washington bullpen at 42, pitched a perfect inning.


Tyler Glasnow went four innings and allowed a run on four hits and two walks, striking out five. Eury Perez, who has not homered in 156 career plate appearances, and John Jaso homered for Pittsburgh.

Maikel Franco hit a grand slam and Aaron Altherr drove in three runs for the Phillies. Starter Jeremy Hellickson was tagged for eight runs — five earned — on nine hits and a walk over five innings.


AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello gave up five runs on nine hits and three walks over four innings in his third appearance of the spring. Pablo Sandoval hit two home runs for Boston, Mitch Moreland doubled twice and Dustin Pedroia had two hits.

Brian Dozier got three hits for Minnesota. Starter Ryan Vogelsong gave up two runs on four hits and two walks in three innings.

RANGERS (ss) 8, INDIANS (ss) 4

Texas starter Dillon Gee gave up three runs on six hits and two walks over 3 1/3 innings.

Indians starter Mike Clevenger walked four and gave up a hit and three runs in 1 1/3 innings.

BREWERS 13, CUBS (ss) 7

Milwaukee catcher Manny Pina hit a three-run homer and Travis Shaw had three hits.

Anthony Rizzo homered and singled for the Cubs.


Royals starter Travis Wood gave up two runs on five hits and a walk, striking out four in five innings. Alex Gordon drove in a run with a double.

Shawn Morimando went three innings for the Indians, allowing three hits and a run in three innings.


John Lackey went five innings and allowed one run on three hits and a walk, giving up Ryosuke Kikuchi's first-inning homer.

Jason Heyward had two hits and drove in two runs for the Cubs. Ben Zobrist hit an RBI triple.


Kenta Maeda gave up a run and five hits in 4 1/3 innings for the Dodgers. Rob Segedin homered while Chase Utley and Adam Ethier each had two hits,

White Sox starter Carson Fulmer allowed three runs on five hits and a walk over four innings.


Adam Rosales scored on a wild pitch early and later hit an RBI single. Kendall Graveman struck out six over 5 1/3 innings and allowed one hit, Dusty Coleman's home run.

San Diego starter Luis Perdomo went five innings and allowed a run on three hits and three walks, striking out three.

RANGERS (ss) 3, REDS 3

Cincinnati starter Bronson Arroyo, who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2014 and is trying to make a comeback at 40 after three injury-marred seasons, was struck in the head by catcher Devin Mesoraco's throw on a steal attempt. Arroyo left the game, but said he didn't expect to miss a start.

Texas starter Yu Darvish went 4 2/3 innings and allowed one earned run, two hits and two walks, striking out six. Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer.


Swingman Yusmeiro Petit started for the Angels and struck out four in two innings and allowed one hit, Stephen Cardullo's solo homer. Mike Trout had two hits and scored twice, and Albert Pujols also had two hits.


Arizona ace Zack Greinke gave up a run on six hits over five innings. Daniel Descalso had two hits and drove in two runs for the Diamondbacks.


Matt Moore tossed four no-hit innings and struck out three for San Francisco. Jarrett Parker hit his fourth spring homer.

Hisashi Iwakuma gave up three runs on six hits and struck out five over 3 2/3 innings.

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