Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez is again not in the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's double-header in Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

It's no surprise that the everyday designated hitter would be confined to the bench in a National League park. The Tigers do have a doubleheader Wednesday, though, so there's a chance Martinez plays first base in the second game in order to give Miguel Cabrera and his 35-year-old legs a rest, though Martinez hasn't played an inning in the field since 2016.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers don't have the luxury of using a designated hitter Tuesday since they're in a National League park. As such, Martinez will move to the bench for a night off. The next two games are also in an NL park, so don't be surprised if he's limited to pinch-hitting over the next few days before the team returns to American League action.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, his first of the season, in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Over his last two games, Martinez is 5-for-8 with two doubles and the home run. The outburst has raised his slash line to a strong .310/.375/.476. The veteran had a down year in 2017, but he's been a good hitter for a long time and could have something left in his bat.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez is still searching for his first home run of the season, but he does have four doubles and six RBI through 11 games. The 39-year-old looks decent if not great in the early going, but as a player who is generally only eligible in a utility role in most leagues, he doesn't offer a ton of fantasy value at this point in his career.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers were likely eager to give first baseman Miguel Cabrera a day out of the field after he recently got over a hip injury, so he'll settle in as the designated hitter in the series finale, leaving no room in the lineup for Martinez. The injury is unlikely to result in Cabrera regularly seeing time at DH going forward, so Martinez's role looks fairly stable heading into the upcoming week. After a rough 2017 campaign, the 39-year-old has opened the current campaign on a high note, going 6-for-21 with a pair of doubles and five RBI through six starts.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez went 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI, helping the Tigers to a 9-7 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez had just three hits in first 14 at-bats coming into the contest but he bumped his average to .333 and picked up his fourth and fifth RBI of the season with the three-hit effort. Now 39 and coming off 2017 season that saw him appear in just 107 games due to an irregular heartbeat, you probably shouldn't bank on Martinez fully regaining the form that has seen him be one of the more consistent pure hitters in the game throughout the course of his 16-year career. That said, he did have an .826 OPS the last time he played a full season in 2016 at age 37, so if he shows that he's healthy and ready to stave off Father Time for another year, Martinez could re-enter the fantasy discussion.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in Monday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

After starting the season 0-for-8, it was good to see Martinez get on the board. The veteran had a down year in 2017, but he had a strong spring training and could be in line for a bounceback this season if he manages to stay healthy.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup for the second game of Detroit's doubleheader against Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Miguel Cabrera occupying the DH spot for Sunday's second game, Martinez will move to the bench. After going 0-for-4 Sunday, Martinez is still looking for his first hit of the season and is 0-for-8 for the year.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his fifth of the spring, in Tuesday's Grapefruit League win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez has been having a strong spring, as he now has five home runs, nine RBI and a .319/.347/.702 slash line through 47 at-bats. The veteran slogged through spring training last year with only six hits in 40 at-bats, then proceeded to post some of the worst numbers of his 12-year MLB career, finishing with just 10 home runs, 47 RBI and a .696 OPS. Reportedly healthy after an irregular heartbeat forced Martinez to miss some time in 2017, the 39-year-old looks primed for a bounceback season if early returns are any indication.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his fourth of the spring, in Sunday's Grapefruit League win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a bit feast or famine for the veteran, as Martinez is batting just .241 with a .290 on-base percentage this spring, though the power has been nice. Martinez hit just 10 home runs in 2017, his fewest since hitting two in an injury-shortened 2008 season, but he hit 27 in a season as recently as 2016, so perhaps a bit of a rebound is in store this year.