OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-2 with two walks and a solo home run in Friday's 8-3 loss to Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

The 39-year-old is not surprisingly in the midst of the worst campaign of his career, and Martinez now has only six homers in 92 games to go along with a tepid .243/.296/.333 slash line. With the Tigers playing for the future and not the present, V-Mart's playing time could easily dwindle over the final two months of the season in favor of younger options -- assuming he doesn't get sent to a contender to provide bench depth at the trade deadline.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez is now 7-for-16 over his last four games with a home run, five runs scored and five RBI. THe 39-year-old is still batting just .238 with a .608 OPS this season, but he's shown some signs of life lately and he's capable of a few good moments before the year is over.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Detroit had been held scoreless until Martinez took Kansas CIty reliever Tim Hill deep in the seventh inning with two runners on and one out. The blast was just the fifth of the season for the 39-year-old, who is batting .232 with a .599 OPS. Both numbers would represent new career lows for the 13-year veteran.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Martinez had served as the designated hitter in both games since the All-Star break, but will head to the bench for the series finale against Chris Sale and Boston. This will cause a ripple effect across the entire starting lineup, as Nick Castellanos will serve as the DH, which allows Niko Goodrum to start in right and Ronny Rodriguez to get the nod at the keystone.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
2 months ago

Martinez is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will take a seat for the final game of the first half, with Victor Reyes starting in right field and Nick Castellanos serving as designated hitter. The All-Star break couldn't come at a better time for the 39-year-old, who is 6-for-42 with zero extra-base hits over his last 12 games.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will head to the bench after three consecutive starts, allowing Jim Adduci to receive a turn as Detroit's designated hitter. Through six appearances in July, Martinez has gone 5-for-19 with an RBI and a run.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Tigers playing in a National League park, Martinez will remain on the bench for a second straight day. Look for him to return to the starting lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez is not starting Tuesday against the Cubs, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez doesn't have a place in the lineup with the Tigers playing in a National League park. The 39-year-old hasn't played a single game in the field since 2016, so it's likely that he sits again in Wednesday's contest.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez, who currently has a career-worst .623 OPS and just four home runs, doesn't appear to be in danger of losing playing time, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers seem committed to letting the 39-year-old Martinez play through his struggles in the last year of his contract and possibly the last of his career. It also helps Martinez's cause that the team doesn't really have a ton of internal options ready to take over at designated hitter. "If this is his swan song, or whatever you want to call it, I'm going to make sure he gets as many opportunities as he needs here as we go along," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Hopefully he'll keep having quality at-bats." While the playing time should be there, Martinez hasn't done enough at the plate the last two seasons to warrant a ton of attention in fantasy circles.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 months ago

Martinez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Martinez will stick on the bench for Wednesday's series finale with no designated hitter spot available in the Reds' National League ballpark. The veteran should be available off the bench and will likely return to the starting lineup Friday against the Indians.