Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 days ago

Martinez blasted a three-run shot during Wednesday's 9-4 victory over Oakland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The homer was the veteran's only hit in the ballgame, but fantasy owners will never complain about a three-run blast. Martinez showed good plate discipline Wednesday, drawing two walks. His average now sits at .302 for the season and he's still a useful hitter in all fantasy formats.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 3 days ago

Martinez had two hits, including an RBI double, in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to Oakland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

On a night were Detroit struggled to get any offense going, Martinez came through at the lone bright spot. Although he's 37, the veteran is showing that he's still worth a spot on fantasy rosters. So far he's batting .295 with 12 RBI and an OBP of .348.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 4 days ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's win over the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After being forced from the lineup four times in the first eight games by virtue of playing in a National League park, Martinez has found his groove at the plate. The DH has hit safely in eight of his last nine contests with five extra-base hits. Martinez had a down year in 2015, but early returns point to a bounce-back season for the 37 year old.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 1 week ago

Martinez is in the lineup Wednesday, batting cleanup as the Tigers' DH against the Royals, Katie Strang of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Martinez exited Tuesday's game in the eighth inning after taking a Kelvin Herrera offering off the right knee. He told Strang that his knee feels fine and won't prevent him from manning his usual role as the Tigers' designated hitter. Martinez and the Tigers will be facing one of the surprises of the early season Wednesday in Kansas City's Ian Kennedy, who has a 2-0 record to go with a .66 ERA.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 1 week ago

Martinez said his knee is fine after getting hit by a pitch Tuesday and he will not require X-rays, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was hit by a slider from Kelvin Herrera and replaced by a pinch-runner, but that appears to have been precautionary, and also strategic, as Martinez would have represented the tying run in the eighth inning. As the designated hitter, Martinez should be able to play through the bruise he suffered via Herrera's pitch that got away Tuesday.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 1 week ago

Martinez left Tuesday's game after getting hit by a pitch on the knee, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was hit by a slider from Kelvin Herrera and replaced by a pinch-runner, which was the potential go-ahead run in the eighth inning, so there may have also been strategic reasoning that led to taking him out. His status will be updated when the team issues a statement.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Martinez remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

No surprises here, as Martinez, the Tigers regular DH, will not be given the chance to play the field in a National League ballpark. Look for the 37-year-old to return to his regular role when the Tigers open up a three-game series with the Astros in Houston on Thursday.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Martinez batted cleanup for the Tigers on Tuesday and went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Martinez has started the last four games for the Tigers since coming home and having the DH spot open up. He started the year with a pinch-hit home run in each of the first two games at Miami, but the 37-year-old is 3-for-14 in the four games since and hasn't added another home run yet.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Martinez, the Tigers' designated hitter, is stuck with the team's second interleague series of the season and will be out of the lineup on Wednesday. He's off to a good start this season, hitting for a .313/.421/.750 slash line in six games with two home runs and six RBI.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Martinez is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Martinez did not start either of the two games the Tigers played in Miami earlier this week, but he will be back in the lineup with the Tigers returning to Comerica Park and kicking off American League play Friday. Martinez, who homered twice in two pinch-hit at-bats against the Marlins, will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter and bat cleanup against Yankees starter Luis Severino.