Victor Martínez
DH DET
1 month ago

Martinez is out of the lineup against Cleveland on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will retreat to the bench following four straight starts, going 0-for-15 with two walks during that span. In his place, Nick Castellanos will serve as the Tigers' DH while Niko Goodrum gets a start in right field.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
1 month ago

Martinez is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against Seattle, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will take a seat for the afternoon contest as Grayson Greiner gets a start behind the plate, shifting James McCann to the DH spot. Expect to see Martinez in the lineup for Game 2.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez is not in the lineup against Texas on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will receive a standard day off following five straight starts, including a 1-for-4 showing with a two-run home run during Tuesday's victory. In his absence, James McCann will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter for the series finale while Grayson Greiner gets a start behind the plate.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The blast was the third of the season for the veteran. Martinez had 27 home runs in 2016, but he dipped to 10 in 435 at-bats last season, and the early returns in 2018 aren't indicating a big power resurgence is on the horizon. The 39-year-old will continue to deliver respectable numbers, though his best fantasy days are behind him.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez went 3-for-3 with three singles and a walk in Friday's loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

This was the third three-hit game on the season for Martinez, and his first multi-hit game since April 19. He's hitting a rather lackluster .247/.321/.366, with seven extra-base hits in 28 games. Martinez does have a nice K:BB of 10:10 in 106 plate appearances, but the rest of the numbers are less than appealing at the utility position.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez (ankle) is back in the lineup Friday against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez missed Thursday's game with an ankle injury, but the issue was apparently minor as he's already back in action. The 39-year-old is struggling to start the season, hitting just .222/.294/.344 through 102 plate appearances. His low .225 BABIP suggests that he's run into a bit of bad luck, though, and his 9.8 percent strikeout rate is impressively low for the current era.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez is not in Thursday's lineup due to an ankle injury, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear when the injury was incurred or how severe it is. Martinez was lifted from Wednesday's contest for a pinch runner in the ninth inning, though that was assumed to simply be a reflection of the veteran's pitiful speed and not an injury of any sort. Consider him day-to-day until more details emerge.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will receive a day off following six straight starts as Miguel Cabrera (biceps) will spend a day at the DH spot. Over 27 games this season, Martinez is hitting .222/.294/.344 with two home runs and 13 RBI.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Monday's loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez is now third on the team with 13 RBI this season, but he's still hitting a fairly pedestrian .232 with a .675 OPS. As a player who is generally only eligible in a utility role in most leagues, the veteran's stats aren't doing much to garner attention at this point.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup against the Pirates on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will remain on the bench for the series finale in Pittsburgh as manager Ron Gardenhire continues to keep the DH off the field in a National League park instead of taking Miguel Cabrera out of the lineup. Expect him to be back in action Friday against the Orioles.