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Martinez slugged his 24th home run (a grand slam off Kirby Yates in the seventh inning) of the year, while also adding a double and a walk in going 2-for-3 at the plate with five RBI in Tuesday's game against the Rays.

Martinez continues to have a monster season and he does not appear to be slowing down. In fact, his .945 OPS is third best in the major leagues.

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Martinez went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

The three-hit effort raised Martinez's batting average to .323, which is sixth best in the majors. With 23 homers, the 35-year-old veteran is still well on his way to passing his career-high mark of 25 bombs, but his pace has dropped with just two dingers in his past 100 plate appearances. Despite the power outage, Martinez has slashed .330/.400/.832 during that stretch and remains a valuable fantasy asset.

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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus doesn't plan to use Martinez behind the plate in the Tigers' interleague series at Pittsburgh.

The Tigers are concerned about Martinez's health if he were to catch. "Because of the side injury he had before the break, we were going to have him catch some bullpens in Arizona [two weeks ago] but I didn't want to risk it," Ausmus said. "So at this point, we won't catch Victor, but there's a good possibility that [Miguel Cabrera] will play third."

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Martinez provided the bulk of the offense for the Tigers in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Rockies, connecting on a three-run homer in the third inning.

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Victor Martinez singled three times in four at-bats, but the Tigers were routed by the White Sox on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old had been in a bit of a slump since the second half began, but he was able to enjoy his first three-hit night since June 14. Due to missing time with injuries, as well as the All-Star break, the veteran hasn't homered since July 3, but he still maintains an impressive .325/.387/.568 slash line with 21 home runs and 57 RBI. He's four home runs away from tying his career high of 25.

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Victor Martinez had an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

The Tigers managed just three hits on the afternoon against Angels starter Hector Santiago and the Angels bullpen, with Martinez' first-inning double plating the only Tigers run. It was just his second RBI since the All-Star break after racking up 55 RBI in the first half. Martinez is hitting .320/.383/.566 and statistically still ranks among the best hitters in the American League with two months to play.

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Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers lineup without missing a beat on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored in a losing effort against the Indians.

V-Mart had been on the shelf since July 4 due to a variety of ailments including a strained oblique. The 35-year-old is enjoying a phenomenal season at the dish, slashing .330/.392/.598 with 21 homers and 55 RBI in his 91 games.

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Victor Martinez is back in the Tigers' lineup Friday.

Martinez hasn't played since July 4 due to a strained oblique, but the Tigers waited it out and will get a couple extra games out of V-Mart than they would have had he been placed on the DL. V-Mart is sporting a robust .328/.391/.599 batting line with 21 homers and 55 RBI in 80 games this season.

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Victor Martinez (oblique) is expected to return to the Tigers' starting lineup on Friday.

Martinez has been sidelined with an oblique injury since July 4. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the designated hitter is doing better and should be ready to go for the club's first game after the All-Star break.

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Victor Martinez (oblique) said that the way he felt Thursday "is by far the best in a while."

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said that it's unlikely V-Mart returns before the All-Star break, but his improvement Thursday leaves the door open. Ultimately, the club figures to play it safe and rest their DH until next week.