Victor Martínez
DH DET
10 months ago

Martinez is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Miguel Cabrera will take V-Mart's regular spot at designated hitter during the afternoon contest. Martinez has wilted at the plated this year, with a particularly disappointing .219 clip in August.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
10 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-5 with his 10th home run of the season, a solo shot, in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez now has home runs in the last two games he's played, and he's posted an .822 OPS over his last 10 games (.709 OPS for the season). Martinez's home run and RBI numbers are way down from last year, but the veteran could still give fantasy owners a boost over the final weeks of the season.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
10 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers are eager to limit Miguel Cabrera's duties in the field after the former MVP returned from a two-game absence due to a back injury to play nine innings at first base Tuesday, so he'll slide over to the DH spot Wednesday while Martinez sits. The benching comes at an unfortunate time for Martinez owners with the 38-year-old having delivered three multi-hit performances in his past six starts.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
10 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

After hitting 27 home runs in 2016, Martinez has only nine this season. His .256 average and .699 OPS are also behind his rates from last season. However, the veteran has hits in five of the last six games, including three multi-hit efforts. Martinez has proven over his career that he's capable of putting a hot streak together for fantasy owners, so he might be a worthy investment in leagues where he's available.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
10 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

With the Tigers kicking off a home-and-home series with the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Monday, it's expected that Martinez will hit the bench for back-to-back days before settling back in as the DH when the series returns to Detroit on Wednesday. Martinez logged five games at first base a season ago, but the Tigers have deployed the 38-year-old exclusively as a designated hitter in 2017.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
11 months ago

Martinez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez is 0-for-8 with four strikeouts over his past two contests, so he'll head to the bench for his first breather since the All-Star break. Miguel Cabrera will take over at DH for the game, opening up a spot for John Hicks to draw the start at first base.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
11 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Friday's 6-3 win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

That snapped an 11-game homerless drought for Martinez, and the 38-year-old only has eight home runs on the season in 78 games. His contract runs through 2018 at $18 million a year, and if the Tigers do hold a fire sale at the deadline the veteran DH could be one of the players they attempt to move -- if they can convince him to waive his no-trade clause, that is.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
11 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez now has a hit in six straight games, and he banged out five hits in nine at-bats the last two nights against Kansas City. With J.D. Martinez traded to Arizona, Victor Martinez and the rest of Detroit's lineup will need to pick up the slack moving forward, and so far it looks like the veteran DH is up to the task.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
11 months ago

Martinez went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBI in Monday's 10-2 drubbing of the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez tied his season high in RBI without recording an extra-base hit. The uncharacteristically wild Jason Vargas walked Martinez with the bases loaded in the first inning, and the veteran slugger added RBI singles in the fourth and ninth. Martinez's .366 slugging percentage and .106 isolated power are his lowest since 2008, but he continues to display an incredible batting eye with 26 walks and just 39 strikeouts.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
12 months ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Thursday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez has started six games in a row, but will rest Thursday to allow Miguel Cabrera to serve as the DH. It's been a rough stretch to say the least for Martinez, who owns a .577 OPS since the beginning of June.