Tigers J.D. Martinez to miss 3-4 weeks with Lisfranc sprain

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The Diamondbacks offense has gotten a lot more powerful.

Diamondbacks bolster offense in trade for Tigers All-Star J.D. Martinez

The Diamondbacks offense has gotten a lot more powerful.

Tigers outfielder J.D.Martinez will likely begin the season on the disabled list and may miss three to four weeks as he recovers from a Lisfranc sprain.

Martinez sprained the ligament in his right foot making a running catch in a game last Saturday. While an original MRI was inconclusive,a doctor confirmed the diagnosis, manager Brad Ausmussaid Friday.

The 29-year-old Martinez, an All-Star for the first time in 2015, followed up with another fine season last year, hitting 22 home runs in 120 games and slashing.307/.373/.535.

SB Nation's Tigers site BlessYouBoys.com says Mikie Mahtook,Tyler Collins, andSteven Moya will vie for playing time in right fielduntil Martinez returns.

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