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Tigers trade Leonys Martin to Indians infield prospect Willi Castro

Posted: 12:56 PM, Jul 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-31 14:16:07-04
Tigers trade Leonys Martin to Indians infield prospect Willi Castro

The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday they have traded outfielder Leonys Martin and pitcher Kyle Dowdy to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for infield prospect Willi Castro.

Castro, 21, is Cleveland's No. 8 prospect, according to MLB pipeline, and was with the Akron Rubberducks this season, where he had 91 hits and 55 runs with a .245 batting average. He is a shortstop.

Martin has played in 78 games with the Tigers this year, batting .251 with 45 runs, 13 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 29 RBIs.

Dowdy has spent the season between AA Erie and AAA Toledo where he has an 8-8 record with a 4.74 ERA.