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J.D. Martinez to return to Diamondbacks lineup Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, right, takes right fielder J.D. Martinez, center, out of the game after Martinez was struck while swinging at a pitch from Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tim Adleman in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ lineup on Monday in their series-opener against the Atlanta Braves will include recent trade acquisition J.D. Martinez.

The 29-year-old was acquired by Arizona last week as the D-backs sent three prospects to the Detroit Tigers. In Martinez’s debut with his new club, he was hit by a pitch on his left hand. He has not played since.

The outfielder is expected to be a significant addition to an already-potent D-backs offense, which is lacking at least one right-handed bat with the absence of Yasmany Tomas, who is nursing an injury. In his career, Martinez has hit .283 with the Astros and Tigers, but was hitting .305 with Detroit this season before the trade.

He also has 16 home runs and 39 RBI this season.

First pitch for the game against the Braves is at 6:40 at Chase Field.

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