Report: Diamondbacks showing interest in J.D. Martinez

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The Arizona Diamondbacks own the third-best record in the National League and appear to be ambitious buyers heading into the non-waiver trade deadline.

With the club currently occupying the top wild-card spot, the front office has reportedly shown interest in Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez, sources told Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Morosi added that talks between the Tigers and Diamondbacks are not serious yet, and Arizona is also looking at other potential bats.

Martinez is expected to be the best available bat at the deadline. The 29-year-old impending free agent has averaged 28 home runs, 33 doubles, and 82 RBIs over the last three seasons, and is hitting .298/.379/.602 with 14 home runs, 12 doubles, and 32 RBIs in 54 games this year.

The Diamondbacks could slide David Peralta over to left field in order to accommodate Martinez in right. Arizona currently ranks 23rd in the majors with a .705 OPS from left field this season.