OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 weeks ago

Martinez (chest) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez underwent heart surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat in mid-September, and will continue recovering over the next couple months. It's expected that he will be ready for the 2018 season, and should be fully healed by spring training.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez (chest) underwent heart ablation surgery Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was placed on the disabled list Aug. 27 with an irregular heartbeat and underwent surgery Monday to correct that issue. He's done for the 2017 season and will set his sights on returning at full strength in 2018.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

The Tigers transferred Martinez (chest) to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It had been revealed a day earlier that Martinez would be shut down for the season as he prepares to undergo a heart ablation procedure, so his shifting to the 60-day DL is merely a paper move. The transaction will open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Triple-A Toledo pitcher Artie Lewicki, who is scheduled to start Monday's series opener against the Royals.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez (irregular heartbeat) will undergo a heart ablation procedure and miss the rest of the 2017 season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While this sounds like a serious procedure, he is expected to be ready for the 2018 season. Nick Castellanos, who is starting at DH and hitting third Saturday, may get the bulk of the starts there going forward, as recently recalled prospect Jeimer Candelario figures to serve as the everyday third baseman. Martinez, who has one year remaining on his four-year $68 million deal, hit .255/.324/.372 with 10 home runs in 435 plate appearances.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez (irregular heartbeat) is done for the season, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a fairly serious condition, so it's not surprising to hear that the designated hitter will not return in 2017. Nick Castellanos, who is starting at DH and hitting third Saturday, may get the bulk of the starts there going forward, as recently recalled prospect Jeimer Candelario figures to serve as the everyday third baseman. Martinez, who has one year remaining on his four-year $68 million deal, hit .255/.324/.372 with 10 home runs in 435 plate appearances.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with an irregular heartbeat.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the second time that Martinez has been sent to the DL with an irregular heartbeat. The 38-year-old was out of commission for just under two weeks the first time this popped up this season. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined this time around, but he is eligible to return Sept. 6 at the earliest.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's 3-2 loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The switch hitter had been stuck in a 1-for-12 mini-slump, but a day off Thursday appears to have perked Martinez up. His .118 ISO and .702 OPS remain his lowest marks since 2008, however, and the 38-year-old may not have enough left in the tank for a big finish to help salvage his fantasy value.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Miguel Cabrera will take V-Mart's regular spot at designated hitter during the afternoon contest. Martinez has wilted at the plated this year, with a particularly disappointing .219 clip in August.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-5 with his 10th home run of the season, a solo shot, in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez now has home runs in the last two games he's played, and he's posted an .822 OPS over his last 10 games (.709 OPS for the season). Martinez's home run and RBI numbers are way down from last year, but the veteran could still give fantasy owners a boost over the final weeks of the season.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers are eager to limit Miguel Cabrera's duties in the field after the former MVP returned from a two-game absence due to a back injury to play nine innings at first base Tuesday, so he'll slide over to the DH spot Wednesday while Martinez sits. The benching comes at an unfortunate time for Martinez owners with the 38-year-old having delivered three multi-hit performances in his past six starts.