Friday, July 16, 2010

J.D. Martinez' new role

Nice info, and give and take, with the Crawfish Boxes and Zach Levine on the role of J.D. Martinez with Corpus:

Astros confirm J.D. Martinez promoted to AA Corpus. OF with Shuck, Gaston while Steele is on DL.

In which TCB asked the valid question:
Does that mean Martinez may be demoted when Steele comes off the DL?

And Levine responded:
It's not viewed as temporary. There are ways to make room with rotating off-days and DH use.

Zach Levine has a blog post on the promotion, in which Ricky Bennett says out loud what we've been saying for weeks:

"He had nothing left to prove."

Martinez will play a corner outfield spot, and DH and fill scheduled days-off spots to get full-time action.