Detroit Tigers
2015 Avg.
.216
 
Career Avg.
.305
Name  Victor Martinez
Born  12/23/1978
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  41
Position  DH
Bats  S
Throws  R
5/19/2015 2:30:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Martinez injured himself again running to first base Monday night.
 
5/18/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be back in the starting lineup on Monday.
Insight: The Tigers are hosting Milwaukee so the DH is back in order.
 
5/15/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will get the weekend off, expect for a pinch hitting role.
Insight: The Tigers are in St. Louis for a weekend series in an NL city, thus without the DH. He's batting just .226 after offseason knee surgery.
 
5/14/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: It's a rest day for the struggling DH. Martinez is hitting .226 with one home run and 15 RBI this season after posting career-best numbers a season ago (.335, 32 HR, 103 RBI, .974 OPS).
 
5/7/2015 5:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 during Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Insight: He had one RBI and a double. Martinez is not hitting .241 with 14 RBI overall.
 
5/6/2015 12:27:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez has struggled in the early part of the 2015 season, but he could get it going on Wednesday, facing White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Insight: Of course, Sale is a tough pitcher, but Martinez is 15-for-23 with three home runs and three doubles in his career versus the south paw. He also has six RBI and a 1.358 OPS against Sale. Despite the slow start and knee problems, start Martinez on Wednesday.
 
5/3/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez has a .353 career BA against Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: It seems all of Detroit's big guns hit Guthrie well. J.D. Martinez hits .333, Miguel Cabrera hits .320, and Ian Kinsler is a .333 lifetime hitter against Kansas City's starting pitcher. It could be a big day for Tigers' hitters.
 
4/30/2015 11:21:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez had two hits in the, 8-1, loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Insight: Martinez and Miguel Cabrera, who went 1-for-2 with two walks, that had solid at-bats versus Danny Duffy. Martinez was 0-for-9 in the previous two games, so it was nice to see Martinez get two hits Thursday, but he still doesn't seem like himself due to his knee issue. It shouldn't be a surprise if Martinez hit the disabled list at some point.
 
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.