The Houston Astros have placed outfielder J.D. Martinez on
the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. To replace Martinez on the roster, Houston has recalled
outfielder Robbie Grossman from Triple-A.
Martinez suffered his wrist injury during last night’s
contest against the Toronto Blue Jays while sliding into second base in the
sixth inning. He was attempting to break up a double play during the slide, and
he’ll now unfortunately be hitting the shelf for at least two weeks. He said
the “turf is really hard,” noting that he believes he suffered the sprain
during the slide.
It’s especially poor timing for Martinez, who was hitting
.319 since July 5. On the year, the 25-year-old has hit .256/.280/.392 with 16
doubles and seven home runs over 287 plate appearances.
Grossman made his major-league debut for the Astros earlier
this season prior to being sent back down to Triple-A. Over 131 plate appearances
for Houston, the 23-year-old has hit .198/.310/.243 with five doubles. During
his time in Triple-A, he’s hit .281/.396/.364.
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