Dear Josh Hamilton, you should get well soon, and stay well. A potential replacement for you has just been signed by the Rangers:
Cuban defector Leonys Martin has finalized a $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Texas Rangers, and the speedy center fielder could be in their lineup before the end of this season.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said there is no immediate timetable for Martin, who was signed Wednesday to have a future impact. But Daniels acknowledged that it was possible that the 23-year-old outfielder could move quickly through the system to the majors depending on his progress and the team’s needs.
Before Josh Hamilton broke his arm diving into home plate three weeks ago and went on the disabled list, the Rangers had already moved the AL MVP to left field and made Julio Borbon their primary center fielder. Borbon went into Wednesday night’s game at Seattle hitting .262, having raised his average 83 points by hitting .409 (9 of 22) over the previous 10 games.
I predict things are going to be getting pretty interesting in Arlington very soon.
Cuban Defector Signs with Rangers (MyFoxDFW.com)