2 months agoVictor Martinez To Play In Final Game Saturday rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will play in the final game of his career this Saturday. He will not be in the lineup on Sunday. He will travel with the team on their road trip to close out the year next week but will not play. It's been an illustrious career for V-Mart, but Father Time remains undefeated. The 39-year-old has hit just .249/.296/.353 with nine home runs and 54 RBI on the season. Martinez was a five-time All-Star and was one of the better pure hitters as a switch[...]
2 months agoVictor Martinez Homers Twice rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez provided some excitement for the scuffling Tiger offense on Thursday, clubbing two homers to lead the team to victory. The veteran DH, who will retire at season's end, took J. A. Happ deep in the fifth inning for a two-run blast, then did the same thing to Dellin Betances in the ninth inning to force a tie ball game. That tie was broken in the next at-bat, when Niko Goodrum also took Betances deep. Martinez has just eight homers on the year, so[...]
3 months agoVictor Martinez Will Retire At Season's End rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will retire at the end of the season. V-Mart had alluded to the fact that this could be his last rodeo earlier in the year, but made his intentions pretty clear on Tuesday, saying "This is going to be it. I'm just enjoying these last six weeks and then finally go home." The 39-year-old slugger is in the midst of his worst professional season, but is a career .295 hitter with 243 lifetime home runs. His best season came in 2014 with the Tigers, w[...]
3 months agoVictor Martinez Likely To Retire At Season's End rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez said he's likely to retire at the end of the 2018 season. The 39-year-old is in the final year of his contract and is hitting .244/.294/.331 with six home runs and 39 RBI in 402 plate appearances this year. He's just a shell of his former self at the dish, but the switch-hitting former catcher was once one of the best all-around hitters in the game in his prime. He has a career .295 average in his major league career. Because of his lack of power[...]
4 months agoVictor Martinez Homers To Continue Hot Streak rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has mostly been disappointing this season, as the signs of old age have definitely shown themselves with regularity. But over the last week, the veteran slugger has been on a bit of a hot streak. His homer Friday off Carlos Carrasco was his second in the last five games, and he's hitting .500 (9 for 18) with six RBI during that span. His 1.460 OPS is far and away the best on the team, and is seventh highest in all of MLB among hitters with at le[...]
4 months agoVictor Martinez Not In Sunday Lineup rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will get the day off on Sunday against Texas. Filling in as the designated hitter will be Nicholas Castellanos, who will hit second. With Castellanos moving to the DH slot, that means Victor Reyes will bat ninth and man right field. Reyes has limited fantasy value and can be avoided in DFS formats.
4 months agoVictor Martinez Back In Lineup Thursday rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is back in the lineup on Thursday after getting the last two days off while the Tigers played the Cubs in Chicago. [...]
4 months agoVictor Martinez Sitting Out Tuesday rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will not start on Tuesday as the Tigers are in Chicago taking on the Cubs. With the lack of a designated hitter in NL ballparks, it doesn't seem likely that we'll see Martinez in anything other than a pinch-hitting role over the next two days. He should be right back into his regular DH spot on Thursday when the Tigers take on the Rangers at home.
5 months agoVictor Martinez Goes Hitless Again rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez got off to a slow start but after a bounce-back month in May, he's really struggling in June. V-Mart went hitless in Wednesday's action against the Red Sox. It was his second straight hitless game and his third in four games. Over the last seven games, Martinez is hitting just .211. To make matters worse, he has just four homers on the season. The veteran slugger is in his final season before retirement, and he's really showing his age these days.
6 months agoVictor Martinez Out Of Lineup Wednesday rotoballer.com
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is not in the lineup Wednesday against Trevor Bauer and the Indians. Martinez has struggled as of late, batting just .080 over his last seven games, so if you own V-Mart he should probably be on your bench anyway.