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J.D. Martinez

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez signs

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:50:36 -0700

The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent OF J.D. Martinez (Astros) to a minor league deal Monday, March 24.

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Astros | J.D. Martinez released

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:00:08 -0700

The Houston Astros have released OF J.D. Martinez.

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Astros | J.D. Martinez has rebuilt swing

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:22:13 -0800

Houston Astros OF J.D. Martinez changed the way he holds his hands on the bat, positions his feet and moves his hips this offseason in an effort to reshape his swing. He also studied video of his swing this winter in order to try to keep his bat in the zone longer. Hitting coach John Mallee said Martinez's swing was too sloped, which didn't allow him to get on a good plane with the pitch and stay there.

"You want to get on plane to the pitch, and to hit the ball with backspin you have hit through the ball and stay on plane. That way you get lift to it, as opposed to hitting down on it and cutting through it. Now that he's on plane, pitches he's not on time on, he's still on the same plane as the pitch, so he can catch it in different parts of his swing and still square the ball up and make solid contact," Mallee said. Martinez said he feels great with the changes this spring, and he'll need to hit well in camp to make the roster.

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Astros | J.D. Martinez playing well in winter ball

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:52:07 -0800

Houston Astros OF J.D. Martinez is hitting .333 (27-for-81) with six home runs and 18 RBIs in 20 games in the Venezuelan Winter League entering Monday, Dec. 2. "J.D. Martinez has been crushing the ball down there," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "He's worked on his swing, and the results are pretty positive so far. We're pretty happy with what's happening down there." Martinez will have to compete in spring training to win a spot on the opening day roster, however.

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Astros | Roster moves

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:12:00 -0800

The Houston Astros claimed INF Ryan Jackson off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Nov. 20, and also outrighted OF J.D. Martinez to Triple-A Oklahoma City. P John Ely was released.

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Astros | J.D. Martinez activated

Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:53:24 -0700

The Houston Astros have activated OF J.D. Martinez (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list.

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Astros | J.D. Martinez lands on DL

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:30:00 -0700

The Houston Astros placed OF J.D. Martinez (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 26, due to a sprained left wrist. OF Robbie Grossman was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in the corresponding move.

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Astros | Justin Maxwell starts swinging

Wed, 15 May 2013 12:33:25 -0700

Houston Astros OF Justin Maxwell (hand) has started lightly swinging a fungo bat as he recovers from a fractured left hand.

Fantasy Tip: Maxwell still needs significant time to come back from his injury. In the meantime, the Astros have drastically changed their outfield alignment, beginning when they released Rick Ankiel. Jimmy Paredes, Robbie Grossman and J.D. Martinez have earned consistent playing time, and depending on how they're playing when Maxwell returns, he may find himself without regular PT.

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Astros | Three OFs named regular starters

Tue, 14 May 2013 18:11:52 -0700

Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said before the game Monday, May 13, that OFs Robbie Grossman, J.D. Martinez and Jimmy Paredes will be his three starting outfielders. Porter said he wants to give the trio consistent playing time to determine if they're capable of being everyday players.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the regular playing time, only Martinez is worth a look in anything more than the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues.

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Astros | Chris Carter to remain everyday player

Mon, 06 May 2013 16:40:23 -0700

Houston Astros OF Chris Carter will remain an everyday player, but he'll likely spend more time at first base and designated hitter now, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

Fantasy Tip: With the Astros' outfield roster shuffle Monday, J.D. Martinez should receive regular playing time now that he's back from the disabled list, and he's a target for AL-only leaguers. Robbie Grossman, Jimmy Paredes and Trevor Crowe will likely battle for playing time for the other outfield spots, along with Brandon Barnes, if Carter isn't starting in the outfield. Grossman, Paredes and Crowe are all switch-hitters, too, so the playing time could be very fluid, and Bo Porter may choose to ride the hot hand.

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