Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 1 Month

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.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

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.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

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.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

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.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

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.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

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.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

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.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

Victor Martinez (side) is out of the Tigers' lineup again Thursday.

V-Mart hasn't played since leaving last Friday's game with soreness in his side. He appears unlikely to play again before the All-Star break.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Wednesday that Victor Martinez (side) is likely to sit out the remainder of the first half.

Martinez hasn't played since leaving last Friday's game with soreness in his side. The Tigers are hoping with a full two weeks off that he'll be ready to go immediately after the All-Star break. That means that V-Mart is likely to be replaced on the American League All-Star roster.

Victor Martinez 1B/DH DET 2 Months

Victor Martinez (side) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

The Tigers are likely to hold Martinez out until the All-Star break at this point, hoping he'll be ready immediately at the start of the second half. He hasn't played since leaving last Friday's game with soreness in his side.