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2015 Avg.
.290
 
Career Avg.
.306
Name  Victor Martinez
Born  12/23/1978
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  41
Position  DH
Bats  S
Throws  R
4/19/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez broke out of his early-season slump Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: He went 3-for-3 with a double and one RBI. The afternnon rose Martinez's BA to .310 on the season.
 
4/18/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a lifetime .517 hitter (15-for-29) against White Sox starter Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez is dealing with knee soreness in the surgically-repaired left knee and missed Friday's game, but was available for pinch-hit duties so can't be too far from playing. This favorable matchup would be a nice spot to return. Update: Martinez is in the starting lineup.
 
4/18/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a lifetime .517 hitter (15-for-29) against White Sox starter Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez is dealing with knee soreness in the surgically-repaired left knee and missed Friday's game, but was available for pinch-hit duties so can't be too far from playing. This favorable matchup would be a nice spot to return.
 
4/17/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Martinez is dealing with knee soreness in the surgically-repaired left knee. This is not good news for Tigers fans or fantasy owners.
 
4/14/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez did not start on Monday against the Pirates, but did get into the game as a pinch hitter.
Insight: Martinez is not expected to start in any of the next two games, in Pittsburgh, where there is no DH, so keep him on your bench
 
4/13/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: As expected, Tigers DH Victor Martinez will not start on Mondayday against the Pirates.
Insight: Martinez will not expected to start in any of the next three games, in Pittsburgh, where there will be no DH.
 
4/12/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will start on Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Martinez left Saturday's game with soreness in his surgically-repaired knee, but he is good enough to DH on Sunday. Martinez will not start in the next series, though, as the Tigers head to a National League park in Pittsburgh.
 
4/11/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will not play in the field for Detroit's upcoming series in Pittsburgh, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Insight: Not surprising considering his bad knee. Fantasy owners should plan on another option as he'll be stuck in a pinch-hitting role for three games.
 
4/11/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career .409 hitter (9-for-22) against Indians starter Corey Kluber.
Insight: Historically a slow starter, Martinez is batting .333 after four games, including three singles Friday night. We like this matchup tp go for the hitter.
 
4/10/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career .500 hitter (9-for-18) against Indians starter Zach McAllister.
Insight: Historically a slow starter, Martinez has started slowly, batting .200 over the first three games. He's in a favorable matchup with the wind blowing out to right field this evening.
 
3/26/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez felt some discomfort in his knee on Thursday.
Insight: There is a slight cause for concern, as the soreness is in his surgically-repaired knee. Martinez did homer in the contest, and manager Brad Ausmus did not seem overly worried, but at 36 years of age, owners must know there will be an injury risk this year.
 
3/21/2015 7:12:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be the designated hitter in a split-squad game Sunday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Martinez played in a minor league game on Saturday, so he continues to trend toward being ready for Opening Day. Draft him as you normally would.
 
3/12/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez was cleared to run the bases, according to Tigers beat reporter Jason Beck.
Insight: Martinez said he only needs two weeks of games to be ready for Opening Day, but fantasy owners should probably expect him to get off to a slow start. That doesn't mean you shouldn't pick him - just that you will need patience if you do.
 
3/9/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez took batting practice for the first time since undergoing surgery on his torn meniscus last month according to MLB.com.
Insight: "I feel good," said Martinez. "It was the first time in a while and everything was fast, even BP, but I expected it to be like that." Martinez still has a chance to be ready for Opening Day.
 
3/2/2015 4:29:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez (surgery on torn left meniscus) took 60 swings off the tee and ran on the anti-gravity machine on Monday afternoon.
Insight: We reported earlier today that Martinez was in camp for his first workout, and the good news continues, as he will push to be ready by Opening Day. Owners should not shy away from drafting him high.
 
3/2/2015 1:04:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez (surgery on torn left meniscus) is in camp and will go through his first team workout on Monday, according to beat writer Anthony Fenech.
Insight: He could still see enough at-bats to be ready for Opening Day. Martinez had a great season in 2014 (.335, 32 HR, 103 RBI, 87 runs, .974 OPS) and much is expected of him this season.
 
2/24/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez (surgery on torn left meniscus) is expected in training camp next week, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Insight: That's good news for fantasy owners and the Detroit offense. If get gets in camp at the beginning of March he could still see enough at-bats to be ready for Opening Day. Martinez had a great season in 2014 (.335, 32 HR, 103 RBI, 87 runs, .974 OPS) and much is expected of him this season.
 
2/5/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will likely miss 4-8 weeks with his torn meniscus.
Insight: It is not a terrible scenario for Martinez and the Tigers. Look for Detroit to play it safe, putting his status in extreme question for opening day.
 
2/5/2015 2:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez tore up his left medial meniscus in a workout last week and will have Dr. James Andrews do the surgery to repair it next week.
Insight: It's horrible timing, but the good news is that the DH position doesn't require too much from the knee. Make him questionable for opening day. Martinez hit .335/.409/.565 with 32 home runs and 103 RBI in 2014.
 
10/24/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Free agent Victor Martinez is looking for a four-year contract this winter according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Martinez is 36, but he hit .335/.409/.565 with 32 home runs and 103 RBI in 2014. The Tigers would love to keep him, but they also have other free agent concerns in Max Scherzer and Torri Hunter.
 
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