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J.D. Martinez to be sidelined 4-6 weeks

Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 16: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers is attended to by a team trainer after colliding into the wall while trying to catch a ball hit by Paulo Orlando #16 of the Kansas City Royals as Justin Upton #8 and manager Brad Ausmus #7 look on in the second inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 16, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. Martinez left the game due to the injury. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Last night we learned that Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered a non-displaced fracture of the radial neck at the right elbow after he collided with the right field wall. This morning we learned how long the Tigers will be without him: 4-6 weeks.

This is a big blow for Detroit, as Martinez has been a big part of their offense for the past three season. This year he’s hitting .287/.359/.522 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI. It’s an even bigger blow given that Cameron Maybin has missed time lately, depleting the outfield even further.

The Tigers have called up Stephen Moya, who will likely be the regular in right while Martinez is sidelined, with Andrew Romine -- who took over right last night -- likely seeing some time there too.

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