Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
3 days 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
1B/DH DET
6 days 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
1B/DH DET
6 days 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
1B/DH DET
6 days 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
1B/DH DET
1 week 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.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
1 week ago

Martinez (knee) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins, MLive's Evan Woodbery reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was hit on his right knee Saturday for the second time in three days, and is dealing with swelling. James McCann is starting at DH and hitting sixth Tuesday and Martinez should be considered day-to-day.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
1 week ago

Martinez was hit on his right knee Sunday for the second time in three days and The Detroit News reported his status for Tuesday was his doubt.

EDGE Analysis

There was noticeable fluid buildup on VMart's knee, but the Tigers were hopeful it would go down Monday. He was one of three Tigers hit by Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
2 weeks ago

Martinez is hitting .204 in the last 15 games and has just three extra-base hits and one RBI.

EDGE Analysis

VMart has remained solid in the cleanup role in the Tigers' lineup despite his recent slump. He's a switch hitter, so his ability to swing from the left side of the plate has long been used as protection for Miguel Cabrera in the three hole in the lineup. The Tigers are showing patience in their 37-year-old DH, but may need to bump him down the order if his current slump continues.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
3 weeks ago

Martinez made his only hit in four at-bats in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Orioles count, blasting an eighth-inning solo shot that would eventually prove to be the game-winner.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger took All-Star Brad Brach deep for a 407-foot shot leading off the eighth, erasing a 3-3 tie that the Orioles had just forged in the top half of the frame. Martinez now has a four-game hitting streak after starting out the month 0-for-11 over his first three games.

Victor Martinez
1B/DH DET
3 weeks ago

Martinez avoided serious injury Wednesday after sliding awkwardly into second base in a loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

VMart came up a bit lame from the slide and fans held their collective breath that the man with the creaky knees may have tweaked an old issue. But the pains disappeared about 20 minutes later. Martinez has struggled over the last four weeks, delivering a slash line of .245/.297/.383 with three home runs, nine RBI and 11 runs in 94 at-bats. So, the Tigers may give him some extra rest in the short term just to make sure those surgically-repaired knees are as good as can be expected for the run to the postseason.