Yoan Moncada and Willy Garcia of the White Sox collided in what looked like a brutal outfield play during Monday night’s game against the Blue Jays. In the immediate aftermath, trainers attended to both players.
Garcia got up of his own accord after some time, but according to CSN’s Dan Hayes, a cart was brought out for Moncada, who wasn’t putting weight on his knee. Both players have now left the game.
The Diamondbacks have been looking for help in their outfield, and Martinez is just the trick in the short term. He fills a need against left-handed pitchers, which his new team has struggled with this year. Other teams had also expressed interest in Martinez, including the Rockies, Dodgers, Red Sox, Royals, and Cardinals.
Arizona will absorb the entire balance of Martinez’s $11.75 million salary on the season, which amounts to about $5 million at the moment.
Martinez is currently hitting .305/.388/.630 in 232 plate appearances this season, and boasts an OPS+ of 167, with 16 home runs and 39 RBI. As far as rentals go, Arizona almost certainly came out on top here as they secure one of the best hitters on the market right now for a veritable pittance.
A public display of friendship between two players doesn’t usually pause a game completely, but in this case it was warranted.
Possibly the best part of the clip is the ump who at first is not having it but then relents when he realizes what is going on. Again, if there is one hug that should be allowed Cheap Paintball Jerseys And Pants to happen between two players in the middle of an inning, this is probably it.
After the hug, Beltre immediately got back to business with hit 3,001 off Cheap Pittsburgh Penguins Jerseys his old friend.