Mar 3, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Houston Astros left fielder J.D. Martinez (20) at bat against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Tigers sign J.D. Martinez to minor league deal

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The Tigers continued their busy few days by increasing their outfield depth.

The Detroit Tigers PR account just tweeted that the team has agreed to a minor-league deal with recently released J.D. Martinez. The 26-year old outfielder has already reported to minor-league camp in Florida.

The Houston Astros released Martinez last week, claiming that there was no spot for him in their outfield, a problem that general manager Jeff Luhnow says makes the team a “victim of our own success.”

In three seasons with the Astros, Martinez has hit .251/.300/.387 as a backup corner outfielder.

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