5 years ago

Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon said Victor Martinez (knee) has looked "unbelievable" at the plate during early hitting at the Tigers' spring training complex.

"Victor looks unbelievable," McClendon said. "I am really, really impressed with what I've seen. He's in great shape, and he's swinging the bat extremely well. A lot of zip, a lot of pop, it doesn't look like he's lost anything." V-Mart missed all of 2012 while recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee, but it sounds like he's back to normal and ready for a big bounce-back season.