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Martinez (knee) is expected to join the Tigers at spring training in approximately one week, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Martinez is three weeks removed from surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus, and he still hopes to be ready by Opening Day. He'll be a couple of weeks behind his teammates at spring training, but he's should still see plenty of Grapefruit League action in March.

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Martinez is progressing well in his rehabilitation from offseason surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.Martinez was expected to resume full baseball activity 4-to-6 weeks following the surgery, and there is no indication that has changed. He is still aiming to be completely ready for the start of the 2015 season, and there is nothing at this time to suggest he won't be.

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Martinez (knee) underwent successful surgery Tuesday and is expected to resume full activity in 4-to-6 weeks, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.A full reattachment of the meniscus was deemed unnecessary which is great news for Tigers fans and Martinez's fantasy owners, as that procedure would have carried with it a lengthier recovery timetable. With a 4-to-6 week recovery expected, Martinez will likely still a large portion of spring training, but GM Dave Dombrowski said he thinks Martinez "will be ready to compete for the start of the 2015 season."

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Martinez has a torn medial meniscus and will undergo surgery Tuesday, the Tigers' official site reports.

Martinez will have the heralded Dr. James Andrews perform the operation Tuesday, at which point an additional update on his condition should be made available. This type of surgery has cost players 6-8 weeks in the past, and that type of timetable may put the veteran DH's status for Opening Day in question. If he has to miss time, Miguel Cabrera or J.D. Martinez may also see reps as a designated hitter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.