Detroit Tigers
2014 Avg.
.324
 
Career Avg.
.304
Name  Victor Martinez
Born  12/23/1978
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  41
Position  DH
Bats  S
Throws  R
7/19/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) went 2-for-4 in his first day back from injury.
Insight: Martinez had a hard time shaking a back injury prior to the All-Star break and missed 11 of the past 13 games, but appeared to be healthy. He's batting .330 with 21 HR, 55 RBI and a .990 OPS.
 
Hot7/18/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) is in the lineup Friday, according to Chris Iott of mlive.com.
Insight: Martinez had a hard time shaking a back injury prior to the All-Star break and missed 11 of the past 13 games.
 
Hot7/9/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday that Victor Martinez (back) is unlikely to play again until after the All-Star break. SOURCE: Lynn Henning, Detroit News
Insight: Martinez left Friday's game after aggravating the back injury he's been dealing with since the end of June. If the Tigers place him on the DL retroactive to Saturday, he would have to sit out the first three games of the second half in addition to the rest of the first half. It sounds like the team plans to play with 24 players for the final four games before the break, however.
 
Hot7/8/2014 8:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that the team has discussed placing Victor Martinez (back) on the disabled list but that "it's not really being considered." SOURCE: mlive.com
Insight: Martinez left Friday's game after aggravating the back injury he's been dealing with since the end of June. If the Tigers placed him on the DL retroactive to Saturday, he would have to miss the final five games of the first half and the first three of the second while being eligible to return on July 20.
 
Hot7/8/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez (back) is not in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Martinez left Friday's game after aggravating the back injury he's been dealing with since the end of June. He may not play again before the All-Star break.
 
Hot7/6/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez was not in Saturday's starting lineup against Tampa Bay and has now been downgraded to out for Sunday night's game.
Insight: Martinez left Friday's game with a sore back. This is a big blow to fantasy owners as he's been hitting better than ever (.328, 21 HR, 55 RBI, .991 OPS).
 
Hot7/6/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez was not in Saturday's starting lineup against Tampa Bay and is doubtful for Sunday's game.
Insight: Martinez left Friday's game with a sore back and is likely to miss Sunday's contest as well. This is a big blow to fantasy owners as he's been hitting better than ever (.328, 21 HR, 55 RBI, .991 OPS).
 
Hot7/5/2014 1:11:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez is not in Saturday's starting lineup against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Martinez left Friday's game with a sore back and could miss Sunday's contest as well. This is a big blow to fantasy owners as he's been hitting better than ever (.328, 21 HR, 55 RBI, .991 OPS).
 
Hot7/3/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez (ribs) is in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.
Insight: Martinez was scratched from Monday's lineup with soreness in his ribcage and also sat out the last two days. He's not out of the woods yet, as these types of injuries can linger.
 
Hot7/3/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez (ribs) returned to the lineup Thursday and went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and a walk.
Insight: Martinez (.327) was scratched from Monday's lineup with soreness in his ribcage and also sat out the last two days, but he didn't miss a beat. He's just four home runs away from tying his career high of 25 and we aren't even at the All-Star break yet.
 
Hot7/2/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez (ribs) is not in the lineup Wednesday against Oakland.
Insight: Martinez was scratched from Monday's lineup with soreness in his ribcage and he isn't ready to return yet. He's day-to-day for now, but these types of injuries tend to linger.
 
Hot7/1/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez was scratched from the lineup Monday due to soreness in his ribcage and is out for Tuesday's game against Oakland as well.
Insight: This is the type of injury that frequently prevents a player from swinging hard even after he returns to the lineup. Be wary of Martinez until he proves it isn't forcing him to change his swing. Too bad, because Martinez was on pace for a career-high 42 homers as well as 108 RBI and he's batting .323 with a .974 OPS.
 
Hot7/1/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez was scratched from the lineup Monday due to soreness in his ribcage and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Oakland
Insight: This is the type of injury that frequently prevents a player from swinging hard even after he returns to the lineup. Be wary of Martinez until he proves it isn't forcing him to change his swing. Too bad, because Martinez was on pace for a career-high 42 homers as well as 108 RBI and he's batting .323 with a .974 OPS.
 
Hot6/30/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez was scratched from the lineup Monday due to soreness in his ribcage, according to Chris Iott of mlive.com.
Insight: Martinez is on pace for a career-high 42 homers as well as 108 RBI and he's batting .323 with a .974 OPS, so he'd be a big loss for fantasy owners.
 
Hot6/30/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez has batted .478 (11-for-23) with a 1.259 OPS versus Oakland starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: The switch-hitting Martinez is on his way to one of his best seasons, batting .323 with 20 HR and 52 RBI with still two weeks until the All-Star game.
 
Hot6/24/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez has batted .500 with two doubles in 14 at-bats against Texas starter Colby Lewis.
Insight: The switch-hitting Martinez has been excellent against righties and lefties this season and is always a strong fantasy option.
 
Hot6/14/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez homered for the fourth time in his last eight games Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: Martinez is back to having a one-to-one ratio of home runs to strikeouts with 17 of each. He's hitting .329 with a .986 OPS and 43 RBI this year.
 
Hot6/12/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez is a .545 hitter (12-for-22) against White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez has had a hot bat all season, batting .330 with 15 homers and 40 RBI. He's actually forced pitchers to throw strikes to Miguel Cabrera.
 
Hot5/28/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez has picked up a hit in half his at-bats against Athletics starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Martinez is 10-for-20 with three doubles and a homer against the left-hander, who will start Wednesday versus Detroit. He's also batting .341 with 12 home runs and a 1.001 OPS this season.
 
5/25/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez owns a .455 career average versus Texas starter Colby Lewis.
Insight: And he's coming off a 3-for-5 game on Saturday. V-Mart should be in all lineups Sunday for the series finale.