Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 22 Hrs

Martinez could get a couple starts at catcher when the Tigers travel to Pittsburgh for an interleague series in the third week of April, the Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press reports.

This is assuming that Miguel Cabrera is fully recovered from his ankle surgery, but the thinking would be that one way to get the all the big bats in the lineup would be to let Martinez catch. This is notable for leagues where position eligibility rules are lenient, as Martinez would contend with Buster Posey for the title of top fantasy catcher if he were eligible there.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 3 Months

Martinez has re-signed with the Tigers on a four-year, $68 million deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Martinez had a career year in 2014, hitting 32 homers to go along with 103 RBI. The MVP finalist slashed .335/.409/.565 with a career best 188 hits. He'll be 36 by the time the 2015 season starts, but after having the best season of his career another strong campaign isn't out of the realm of possibility, even if it's not quite as good as his 2014.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 3 Months

Martinez declined the Tigers' $15.3 million qualifying offer on Monday, Chris Iott of reports.

Martinez's decision is no surprise, as he is expected to fetch more than that on the open market with a longer term deal. He is now officially a free agent, but could still sign with the Tigers if the team decides to go after him. The team would receive a compensatory first-round pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft if he signs elsewhere.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 3 Months

Martinez received a qualifying offer from the Tigers on Friday, Chris Iott of reports.

Martinez will now have to make a decision whether to accept a one-year deal with the Tigers or explore his options in the free agent market. He had a spectacular season in 2014 (.335/.409/.565, 32 HR, 103 RBI), and could use that as bait if he decides to look elsewhere.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 4 Months

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said he would love to re-sign Martinez, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Following an MVP caliber 2014 campaign, Martinez will likely receive a multi-year deal in line with the pact that Carlos Beltran signed with the Yankees last winter (three years, $45 million). Considering that he will turn 36 in December, the chances of Martinez producing another season at his 2014 levels (.335/.409/.565, 32 HR, 103 RBI) seem remote, but he has shown improved plate discipline in the form of an increased walk rate (10.9% BB%) and elite 6.6% K%. Even if the ISO (a career-high .230 in 2014) regresses closer to his career mark (.168), Martinez should be a steady run producer in the heart of an American League lineup in 2015.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 4 Months

Martinez went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's 4-2 win against Minnesota. It was his 32nd home run of the year.

Martinez continues to mash in one of the best seasons of his career. In fact, his 32 homers are easily the most he's ever hit in one season.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 4 Months

Martinez went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and one RBI in Detroit's drubbing of Kansas City on Friday night.

It's been a very productive season for the Tigers' DH who is hitting an impressive .335, and became the second Detroit player to log 100 RBI on the season (Miguel Cabrera as 104) when he drove in Cabrera with a first inning single.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 5 Months

Martinez stayed hot Monday, going 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI against the Royals.

Martinez has now hit safely in nine straight games, over which time he's cracked three home runs and plated nine runs. Thus far this month, Martinez is hitting a red-hot .500 at the dish, bringing his average all the way to .337 for the season.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 5 Months

Martinez went 2-for-3 with one home run, two RBI, two runs scored, two walks and one double Monday against the Indians.

Martinez continues to have a fantastic season for the Tigers as he is now hitting .329 with 28 home runs and 90 RBI. He is showing no signs of slowing down and will need to continue to hit well if the Tigers are going to make the playoffs.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 5 Months

Martinez went 2-for-4 with his 27th homer of the year in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Martinez got to Chris Sale once again, blasting a solo homer off him in the first inning, and is now batting .419 (14-for-31) with three homers over his last seven games.