The Detroit Tigers traded outfielder J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, getting a trio of minor-league infielders in return.
Two of those infielders — Dawel Lugo and Sergio Alcantara — are former Midwest Leaguers. The third one, middle infielder Jose King, is in rookie league.
Lugo played in the Midwest League in 2014 and 2015, with the Lansing Lugnuts and the Kane County Cougars. In 2014 he batted .259 with 4 HR and 53 RBI in 117 games with the Lugnuts. He played 53 MWL games in 2015, cumulatively batting .335 with 2 HR and 26 RBI for the Lugnuts and the Cougars. In Double-A this season, the third baseman/shortstop batted .282 with 7 HR and 43 RBI in 88 games with the Jackson Generals.
Alcantara, a shortstop who also can play second base, suited up for the Cougars in 2015 and 2016. In 73 MWL games, he batted .223 with 1 HR and 21 RBI. In High-A this season, he batted .279 with 3 HR, 28 RBI and 11 SB in 86 games with the Visalia Rawhide.