Victor Martínez
DH DET
12 months ago

Martinez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and an RBI single against the Giants on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

V-Mart has really fallen off a cliff this year, as this was just his sixth homer and his average is a depressing .252. That production is reminiscent of the 38-year-old's 2015 campaign, when he looked washed up, only to come back with a big 2016 that suggested his bat still had life left in it. Now, there's definitely been some poor luck in play here -- Martinez's line-drive rate is still solid, and his hard-hit rate is actually at a career high. There's hope for better results in the second half, but it might be too much to expect the veteran to recapture his star power.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
12 months ago

Martinez will man the DH spot and bat sixth Wednesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers will waste no time ushering Martinez back into the lineup after he was activated from the 10-day disabled list earlier Wednesday following a brief hospitalization due to a cardiac issue. Martinez has since passed all medical tests and resumed full baseball activities, so it looks as though he'll be a mainstay in the Detroit lineup going forward.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
12 months ago

Martinez (chest) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was sidelined for a little under two weeks after he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat that had resulted in a hospital trip and a brief hiatus on baseball activities. With doctors clearing him to resume workouts last week, Martinez has been able to take batting practice the last few days without incident, so it's expected that he'll immediately be plugged back into an everyday role at designated hitter. The Tigers optioned catcher/first baseman John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo to make room on the 25-man roster for Martinez.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
12 months ago

Martinez (chest) is set to take batting practice Tuesday with a return from the disabled list likely coming Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez has missed nine games up to this point with an irregular heartbeat issue that forced him to spend a few nights in the hospital. The 38-year-old appears to have recovered, and should be back with the Tigers and in the lineup Wednesday against Kansas City.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez (heart) has been cleared to return Tuesday and will not require a rehab assignment, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers begin a homestand with a series against the Royals on Tuesday. The fact that Martinez doesn't need to worry about playing the field was likely the deciding factor behind the Tigers deciding against a rehab assignment. Either way, it's good to see the irregular heartbeat issue Martinez has been dealing with isn't going to keep him off the field much longer.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez (chest) resumed light baseball activity this week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is encouraging news after Martinez had a short stint in the hospital late last week due to an irregular heartbeat. According to McCosky, Martinez has done some light cardio and hit off a tee each of the last two days. It's still unclear when Martinez will be ready to come off the disabled list, but the next step in his rehab process should shed some light on how close he is to a return. The Tigers will continue to cycle through a number of players at the DH spot until Martinez is back.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday that Martinez (chest) could resume light workouts in about a week, Brendan Savage of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was hospitalized for two days last week and subsequently placed on the disabled list with an irregular heartbeat, and though he's since been discharged, the Tigers want to give him some time off to recuperate before ramping up his activity. The 38-year-old will stay back in Detroit while the teams begins a seven-game road trip this week, but Martinez could be cleared to take batting practice once the Tigers return from the trip if doctors give him the green light. Rather than leaning solely on one player to serve as the designated hitter while Martinez is sidelined, the Tigers are expected to cycle a number of players around at that spot.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez (illness) was released from the hospital Saturday morning, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The plan is for Martinez to be closely monitored over the next 7-to-10 days before the Tigers determine the next step. In the meantime, John Hicks should see semi-regular playing time and manager Brad Ausmus will use the DH spot on veterans like Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez to keep them fresh.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez will spend Friday night in the hospital as doctors continue to examine him for an irregular heartbeat, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters to expect another update Saturday. Martinez has already been placed on the disabled list, and John Hicks has replaced him on the Tigers roster.

Victor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez (illness) was placed on the 10-day disabled list after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat Friday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following the ominous diagnosis, Martinez will remain in the hospital one more night to undergo further tests. It's unclear exactly how long the veteran will be sidelined with this issue, but more information is expected to be disclosed Saturday once the test results are known. In the meantime, John Hicks will come up from the minors to fill his spot on the active roster.