Victor Martinez
DH DET
3 days ago

Martinez says he is ready to go and took ground balls at first base Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's positive news for the Tigers after Martinez underwent sports hernia surgery this offseason. The fielding drills are a great sign, but expect the veteran slugger to be eased back into normal baseball activities this spring. Martinez crushed 27 home runs last season, evidence he has not slowed down with age.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
4 weeks ago

Martinez underwent surgery in October to repair a hernia, Anthony Fenech of the Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The report also indicated that the injury had been taken care of this off-season, and that Martinez is considered healthy. He'll ease into things in spring, but should be fully ready for the start of the 2017 season. He slashed .289/.351/.476 in 154 games with the Tigers last season.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
5 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers will deploy another lineup without Martinez, as they're playing in a National League stadium and are without a DH. However, the possibility exists that he could appear as a pinch-hitter, which he did in Saturday's outing.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
5 months ago

Martinez remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Braves, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Martinez will remain on the bench with the Tigers wrapping up the season in a National League park (and thus without the DH). Martinez has made five starts at first base this season but it's hard to imagine he would get the nod over Miguel Cabrera on Sunday with a postseason berth on the line.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
5 months ago

Martinez is not in Friday's lineup against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers wrap up the regular season with a three game set in Atlanta and consequently lose the DH spot, so Martinez will likely be reduced to pinch-hitting the next three days. The 37-year-old has been successful in that capacity this year though, as he's 4-for-6 with three walks and three home runs in nine pinch-hitting opportunities on the season.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
5 months ago

Martinez slugged a grand slam and finished 2-for-4 with four RBI and one walk in a 12-9 loss to the Royals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

VMart has woken up in the last few days -- he's 7-for-14 (.500) with three home runs, nine RBI and five walks. The home run was Martinez's 27th of the season.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
5 months ago

Martinez hit a three-run home run as a pinch hitter in Game 1 of the Tigers' doubleheader Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The blast off Michael Tonkin was V-Mart's 25th of the year. Concerns about his right knee, which had been plunked twice in three days as of Sunday, look to be alleviated. He's in the lineup as designated hitter for Game 2 of the twin bill Thursday night. Martinez boasts a .288/.347/.472 triple slash for 2016.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
5 months ago

Martinez (knee) will return to the lineup in the second game of the Tigers' doubleheader Thursday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

V-Mart was plunked on the right knee Sunday for the second time in three days, so he sat the following two games. He felt fine in batting practice earlier Thursday, which made sense considering he launched a three-run home run as a pinch hitter in Game 1. Players in daily transaction leagues can start him if possible.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
5 months ago

Martinez (knee) is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was spotted in uniform Thursday, and the Tigers took a while to release the lineup for Game 1, as they were monitoring the swelling in his knee. It would not be particularly surprising if Martinez was available off the bench Thursday, or even made it into the lineup for the nightcap. Miguel Cabrera will get the nod at DH with Jarrod Saltalamacchia starting at first base.

Victor Martinez
DH DET
5 months ago

Martinez (knee) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez took a pitch off the knee for the second time in three days over the weekend, which led to his absence from Tuesday's lineup. With soreness still persisting, Martinez will remain out Wednesday, as the Tigers go with Justin Upton as the designated hitter.