Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
2 days ago

Martinez went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, two RBI and scored once in Thursday's win in Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's effort raised Martinez's career batting average at Target Field to .370 in 46 games. He's 16 for 26 (.615) there this year and has scored seven runs in six games. Martinez finished the three-game series with seven hits, including a home run, four RBI and five runs. The veteran will make one more visit to Minnesota for another three-game set beginning Sep. 20.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
3 days ago

Martinez went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and scored three runs in Tuesday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's three-hit performance, Martinez's seventh multi-hit game of the month, pushed his average back above .300 after a two-game hiatus. The veteran's numbers have dipped a bit during the second half. He's slashing .289/.352/.453 in 128 at-bats following the All-Star break, versus .305/.353/.514 in 311 at-bats prior to the Midsummer Classic.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
6 days ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will get a routine maintenance day, as he hasn't been held out of a lineup since Aug. 4. In his place, Miguel Cabrera will serve as the DH while Jarrod Saltalamacchia gets the nod at first base.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
2 weeks ago

Martinez went 3-for-5 with a double, a two-run homer and two runs Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez now has four homers this month, and he's yet to launch more than six in any month this season, but he has an impressive .499 slugging percentage on the year. With 21 homers on the campaign, he only needs four more to tie the second-highest total of his 14-year career.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
2 weeks ago

Martinez went 2-for-7 with his 20th homer of the seasons and two RBI in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez's solo shot in the 15th inning looked like it was going to put the Tigers on top, but a Mariners rally in the bottom of the frame resulted in a 6-5 loss for Detroit. The clean-up hitter is quietly putting together an impressive streak, having reached base in 17 straight contests.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
3 weeks ago

Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran went deep off Noah Syndergaard in the fourth, blasting a 404-foot shot that plated Miguel Cabrera and gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead. Martinez has been swinging a hot bat since late July, hitting safely in eight of 11 games with four multi-hit efforts over that span. He's also gone deep in two of the last three contests.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
3 weeks ago

The Tigers have reclassified the reason for Martinez's late scratch Thursday, stating that he is getting a rest day and is not ill.

EDGE Analysis

Whatever the reason, he is out of the lineup Thursday, and can be expected back for Friday's game against the Mets. It's worth noting that he limped around after fouling a pitch off his foot in Wednesday's game, so that likely played a hand in him getting the rest day Thursday.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
3 weeks ago

Martinez was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup due to an illness, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miguel Cabrera will get the nod at DH instead, while Tyler Collins enters the lineup in center field and Andrew Romine moves to first base. Nick Castellanos also moves into Martinez's typical cleanup spot Thursday. The veteran DH should be considered day-to-day going forward.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
4 weeks ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with two-run homer, his 18th of the year, and scored twice in Tuesday's win against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran continued to annihilate his rival's pitching by hitting his 29th-career homer against the White Sox, which is second-most among active players against them. After a down season in 2015 (partly due to injury), Martinez's .302/.356/.488 slash is back in line with his career numbers of .302/.367/.467.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
1 month ago

Martinez has struggled in July, hitting just .156 (10-for-64) with a slash line of .156/.236/.313 heading into Saturday's game.

EDGE Analysis

VMart has three home runs this month, but two were hit on July 1. In fact, that day was his most recent multi-hit game. Martinez is in the line-up to hit and only hit, but this slump has made him a liability in the clean-up role. Slumps can be expected, but he's well past 30 with a history of serious injuries. There's still gas in the proverbial tank, but right now, you should let him pick up a few splinters on your bench while you wait this out.