OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez was hit on his right knee Sunday for the second time in three days and The Detroit News reported his status for Tuesday was his doubt.

EDGE Analysis

There was noticeable fluid buildup on VMart's knee, but the Tigers were hopeful it would go down Monday. He was one of three Tigers hit by Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez is hitting .204 in the last 15 games and has just three extra-base hits and one RBI.

EDGE Analysis

VMart has remained solid in the cleanup role in the Tigers' lineup despite his recent slump. He's a switch hitter, so his ability to swing from the left side of the plate has long been used as protection for Miguel Cabrera in the three hole in the lineup. The Tigers are showing patience in their 37-year-old DH, but may need to bump him down the order if his current slump continues.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez made his only hit in four at-bats in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Orioles count, blasting an eighth-inning solo shot that would eventually prove to be the game-winner.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger took All-Star Brad Brach deep for a 407-foot shot leading off the eighth, erasing a 3-3 tie that the Orioles had just forged in the top half of the frame. Martinez now has a four-game hitting streak after starting out the month 0-for-11 over his first three games.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez avoided serious injury Wednesday after sliding awkwardly into second base in a loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

VMart came up a bit lame from the slide and fans held their collective breath that the man with the creaky knees may have tweaked an old issue. But the pains disappeared about 20 minutes later. Martinez has struggled over the last four weeks, delivering a slash line of .245/.297/.383 with three home runs, nine RBI and 11 runs in 94 at-bats. So, the Tigers may give him some extra rest in the short term just to make sure those surgically-repaired knees are as good as can be expected for the run to the postseason.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, two RBI and scored once in Thursday's win in Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's effort raised Martinez's career batting average at Target Field to .370 in 46 games. He's 16 for 26 (.615) there this year and has scored seven runs in six games. Martinez finished the three-game series with seven hits, including a home run, four RBI and five runs. The veteran will make one more visit to Minnesota for another three-game set beginning Sep. 20.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and scored three runs in Tuesday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's three-hit performance, Martinez's seventh multi-hit game of the month, pushed his average back above .300 after a two-game hiatus. The veteran's numbers have dipped a bit during the second half. He's slashing .289/.352/.453 in 128 at-bats following the All-Star break, versus .305/.353/.514 in 311 at-bats prior to the Midsummer Classic.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Martinez will get a routine maintenance day, as he hasn't been held out of a lineup since Aug. 4. In his place, Miguel Cabrera will serve as the DH while Jarrod Saltalamacchia gets the nod at first base.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez went 3-for-5 with a double, a two-run homer and two runs Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez now has four homers this month, and he's yet to launch more than six in any month this season, but he has an impressive .499 slugging percentage on the year. With 21 homers on the campaign, he only needs four more to tie the second-highest total of his 14-year career.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez went 2-for-7 with his 20th homer of the seasons and two RBI in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez's solo shot in the 15th inning looked like it was going to put the Tigers on top, but a Mariners rally in the bottom of the frame resulted in a 6-5 loss for Detroit. The clean-up hitter is quietly putting together an impressive streak, having reached base in 17 straight contests.

OUTVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 year ago

Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran went deep off Noah Syndergaard in the fourth, blasting a 404-foot shot that plated Miguel Cabrera and gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead. Martinez has been swinging a hot bat since late July, hitting safely in eight of 11 games with four multi-hit efforts over that span. He's also gone deep in two of the last three contests.