Victor Martínez
DH DET
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
5 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
5 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
5 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.