Victor Martínez
DH DET
7 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 13-inning loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez took Baltimore starter Wade Miley deep in the third inning with a runner on. With Miguel Cabrera ahead of him in the lineup, and Justin Upton and now J.D. Martinez behind him, Victor Martinez is in a great position to post solid counting stats the rest of the way if he stays healthy.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
7 months ago

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he's committed to Martinez remaining the team's primary cleanup hitter, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez has just one home run so far this season, but Ausmus doesn't want to remove him from the cleanup role anytime soon. "I think he's the best protection for (Miguel Cabrera) just because he's left-handed more than anything," Ausmus said. "And he's still hitting." After a slow start to the season, Martinez is slashing .385/.444/.513 in May with five doubles and six RBI. Expect the veteran to continue to get plenty of opportunities in the middle of Detroit's lineup.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
7 months ago

Martinez went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run in Friday's win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was batting just .190 on April 22, but he's turned things around since then. Over his last 11 games, the veteran is slashing .349/.408/.512 with a home run, 10 RBI and five runs. He's only eligible at DH in many leagues, but with Miguel Cabrera back in Detroit's lineup ahead of him, Martinez figures to keep racking up good numbers.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
7 months ago

Martinez went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez started the season slow, but it looks like the veteran is heating up. He has at least one hit and one RBI in four of his last five games, and he's bumped his average from .213 to .242 during that time. If he's available in your league, now might be a good time to invest.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
7 months ago

Martinez went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

One of the three hits was a bunt single - the first of Martinez's career. He likely won't get too many more of those, but hopefully he can string together a few more multi-hit games after a slow month of April for the veteran.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
8 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's loss against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez hit his first bomb of the season off David Robertson to start a ninth-inning rally that would send the game to extra innings. He's gotten off to an extremely slow start, as he's slashing .229/.293/.289 despite being an everyday player. It's fair to question whether this is just a prolonged slump, or the beginning of a decline in skills from the 38-year-old. Fantasy owners would be wise to try and wait a bit longer to see if this is merely a slump, as he posted a strong slash line of .289/.351/.476 in 2016.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
8 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Martinez is off to a bit of a slow start this season, as this was only his second multi-hit performance and first three-hit game. Hopefully for the Tigers and fantasy owners, this big game will get the veteran rolling.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
8 months ago

Martinez is out of Thursday's lineup against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Miguel Cabrera will get the nod at DH with Alex Avila starting at first base. Martinez is hitting .204 with 11 strikeouts and zero extra-base hits through 49 at-bats.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
8 months ago

Martinez has just eight hits in his first 41 at-bats to start the season.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez has only four RBI and no home runs through his first 12 games of 2017. The 38-year-old is currently slashing .195/.277/.195. Last season, Martinez slashed .289/.351/.476 with 27 home runs and 86 RBI. Despite the slow start, V-Mart is expected to start the majority of Detroit's games as the designated hitter or first baseman.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
10 months ago

Martinez says he is ready to go and took ground balls at first base Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's positive news for the Tigers after Martinez underwent sports hernia surgery this offseason. The fielding drills are a great sign, but expect the veteran slugger to be eased back into normal baseball activities this spring. Martinez crushed 27 home runs last season, evidence he has not slowed down with age.