July 31, 2018 / 5:29 PM / 3 months ago

Indians acquire outfielder Martin from Tigers

The Cleveland Indians acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in exchange for a pair of prospects, both teams announced.

FILE PHOTO: Jun 25, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Leonys Martin (12) hits a double in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland will send right-hander Kyle Dowdy and infielder Willi Castro back to Detroit.

Martin, 30, is batting .251 with nine homers and 29 RBIs in 78 games this season, his first with the Tigers after he signed as a free agent in December. He is scheduled to hit free agency at the end of the season, after making $1.75 million in 2018.

In his eight-year career, Martin has hit .248 with 57 homers and 205 RBIs in 699 games with four teams, including his first five seasons with the Texas Rangers.

Dowdy, 25, was a 12th-round pick by Detroit in 2015. He is 8-8 with a 4.74 ERA in 24 games (14 starts) at the Triple-A and Double-A levels this year.

Castro, 21, has hit .245 with five homers, 39 RBIs and 13 stolen bases with Double-A Akron this season.

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