Victor Martínez
DH DET
8 months ago

Martinez pulled himself out of the Tigers' Thursday game, complaining of cold sweats, dizziness and his heart racing, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old went 2-for-4 with an RBI but requested to be removed due to his illness, which hasn't yet been publicly given a diagnosis. Martinez's status is up in the air. It may take him an extra day or two to get back into the lineup.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Martinez returned to the lineup Saturday after exiting early the night before due to flu-like symptoms, so it doesn't sound like he's still feeling under the weather. Instead, manager Brad Ausmus likely just wanted to give Martinez two full days to rest up before the Tigers resume their homestand Tuesday with the Angels. With Martinez sitting Sunday, J.D. Martinez will get a day out of the field and serve as the Tigers' designated hitter.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

Martinez (illness) is starting at DH and hitting cleanup Saturday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He left Friday's game with flu-like symptoms, but he will not be forced to miss further time with the illness. Martinez is hitting .306 with two home runs over his last 10 games.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

Martinez left Friday's game against the White Sox with flu-like symptoms.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez had gone 1-for-3 out of the DH spot before being replaced in the fifth inning by Alex Presley. The veteran slugger is coming off a solid month of May in which he hit .318/.413/.523 with 28 RBI in 88 at-bats, so hopefully his absence isn't extensive. Consider him day-to-day moving forward.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs during Wednesday's win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has put together an impressive five-game stretch going 7-for-19 with two homers, four RBI, four runs and a 1.191 OPS. Martinez is capable of moving the needle in four of the five traditional rotisserie categories, and he boasts a respectable fantasy floor because of his placement in the heart of the potent Detroit lineup.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-5 with a game-tying two-run double and a run in Monday's 10-7 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran knotted the game at 3-3 with a two-bagger to left in the fifth that plated Jose Iglesias and Alex Avila. Martinez has enjoyed a productive May after hitting just .219 in April, as he's now racked up six multi-hit efforts, six doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI during the month while slashing .309/.406/.494 over 100 plate appearances. A reversal of fortune when putting the ball in play has been pivotal to his resurgence, as Martinez is sporting a .324 BABIP this month after generating a .250 figure in April.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks during Saturday's win over the White Sox in the second game of their doubleheader.

EDGE Analysis

This was just the fourth home run of the season for the designated hitter, and with an underwhelming .384 slugging percentage, Martinez hasn't provided much pop. The 38-year-old veteran is just a season removed from posting a .476 mark, and his 25 RBI are an admirable total at this stage. Staying patient with Martinez should pay off in the long run. He's locked into the heart of a dangerous lineup, after all.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

Martinez was activated from the paternity list and is batting cleanup as the designated hitter Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez is back in the lineup after missing the last three games while on the paternity list. V-Mart, who is slashing .270/.228/.387 with 23 RBI through 137 at-bats this season, will face off against Brad Peacock in his return to the lineup.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

Martinez is expected to come off the paternity list and rejoin the lineup Monday against the Astros, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is set to miss his third consecutive game Sunday while he's away from the team, but all signs are pointing to a return for the start of the Tigers' upcoming series in Houston. Miguel Cabrera will serve as Detroit's designated hitter Sunday.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
9 months ago

Martinez was placed on the paternity list after Thursday's 6-5 victory over the Orioles, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

During Thursday's outing, Martinez went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. In a corresponding move, Buck Farmer was recalled from Triple-A Toledo. Due to the rules of the paternity list, Martinez will return to action no later than Monday when Detroit takes on the Astros.