Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez smacked his third home run in his last six games in Saturday's loss to the Twins. He went 1-for-3 with the home run and one strikeout.

He has gone 11-for-25 with three home runs, two doubles and four RBI in those last six games and seen his slugging percentage rise from .363 to .401.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and three runs scored Monday night against the Mariners.

Thus far, Martinez has been entrenched as the DH following Miguel Cabrera's calf injury. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Martinez is not an option to play first base, which will likely leave a combination of Alex Avila, Marc Krauss, and Andrew Romine to see time at the position in Cabrera's absence. Since returning from the DL on June 19, Martinez has gone 24-for-71 (.338) with two homers and 12 RBI.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez is not considered an option to see action at first base while Miguel Cabrera (calf) is sidelined, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

Martinez started 33 games at first base last season, but he has been used exclusively as the designated hitter this season in an effort to keep him healthy, and it does not appear that plan will change in Cabrera's absence, as the report notes that Martinez playing first base is "not even on (manager) Brad Ausmus' radar."

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez smacked a double to deep right center in the eighth inning to drive in three runs and knot Sunday's game at four. It chased White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija from the game.

He finished 1-for-4. He has now hit successfully in seven of nine games since his return from the disabled list and is finally showing us the power we have come to expect. His slugging percentage has gone from .270 to .324 over those games and the window to get VMart in a trade may be all but over.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez (knee) singled in his first at-bat Friday against the Yankees. It was a shallow blooper into right field from the left side of the plate. It was his first game back from the disabled list.

He also grounded out and popped out in foul territory, both from the left side. He also flied out in the ninth. Get him back into your lineup.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez is back in the lineup Friday against the Yankees. He will bat cleanup as the Tigers' DH.

Martinez will return to his usual role as the designated hitter for Detroit on Friday. He's 0-for-4 in his career against Yankees starter Adam Warren, who he'll be facing Friday.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez (knee) has officially been activated from the 15-day disabled list, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

The Tigers announced Martinez's activation Thursday night after rumblings that he would be coming off the DL on Friday. It remains to be seen whether Martinez will be in the lineup Friday when the Tigers take on the Yankees in New York. Martinez is a lifetime .294 hitter at the new Yankee Stadium with 10 home runs.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez (knee) will be activated from the DL on Friday, Tony Paul of DetroitNews.com reports.

After some confusion regarding Martinez's status heading into the weekend, it has now been confirmed that he'll be activated off the disabled list Friday before the Tigers open their series with the Yankees. The Tigers will send Tyler Collins down to the minors to clear space for Martinez.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez (knee) is expected to be activated from the DL on Friday, Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Martinez has been rehabbing at Triple-A Toledo, and all indications are that his knee is feeling much better. If he is, indeed, activated Friday, it's unclear whether he'll immediately rejoin the lineup.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Martinez (knee) will join the Tigers in New York this weekend, but he won't necessarily be activated from the disabled list, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

Martinez is honing in on a return, but the Tigers don't want to take any chances. He'll play two more rehab games this week, and then be re-evaluated when he joins his teammates Friday or Saturday. Even if the team decides not to activate him this weekend, Martinez should be back at some point in June.