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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||23.00||.316||98.00||81.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox||6||3||0|| .500|| .667|| .500|
|vs Liriano (Career)||28||13||1|| .786||.531||.464|
|vs LHP||19||8||0|| .522|| .474|| .421|
|12/27/2014||Aaron Judge, RF NYY|
Justin Masterson, SP BOS
|Michael Saunders, RF TOR|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Jose Berrios, RP MIN
|12/25/2014||Billy Hamilton, CF CIN|
Chris Archer, SP TB
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Melky Cabrera, LF CHW|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|12/24/2014||Wei-Yin Chen, SP BAL||Victor Martinez, DH DET|
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers' Ausmus doubts Martinez will play first base this season
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/1/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he wouldn't be shocked if designated hitter Victor Martinez never played first base this season, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Martinez has been dealing with a knee irritation, but he is getting close to 100 percent. In 65 at-bats this season, Martinez is batting .231 with nine RBI.
Tigers' Ausmus on Victor Martinez: 'He's really close to where he was'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) Tigers DH Victor Martinez has been dealing with a knee irritation in a different area of his surgically repaired left knee, manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday. Martinez underwent surgery in early February for a torn meniscus.
Although, it appears Martinez could be getting back to 100 percent.
"He's really close to where he was," Ausmus said, per MLB.com.
Tigers not considering dropping Victor Martinez in batting order
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters he hasn't considered dropping designated hitter Victor Martinez down in the order, according to the Detroit Free Press.
"He seems to be progressing. The limp's not as noticeable. When he's taking pitches, he looks more normal, more comfortable, so I think we're moving in the right direction," Ausmus said.
Martinez will bat fourth in Wednesday's game against Minnesota, despite hitting .232 with just one extra-base hit. He is hitting .148 (4 for 27) over his last nine games.
Tigers' Victor Martinez looking better with knee injury
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is still battling through a knee injury that has bother him to begin the season. But manager Brad Ausmus has noticed Martinez improving both health-wise and at the plate, according to MLB Network Radio.
Ausmus said Martinez has shown improvement over the last six games, where he is hitting .222 with five RBI in 18 at-bats. He also drew four walks and one HBP. Ausmus also noted Martinez's knee is still a factor, but it is getting better.
Victor Martinez drives in three for the Tigers
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Tigers DH Victor Martinez drove in three runs on a 2-for-4 day at the plate in Saturday's 4-1 win over Cleveland.
Martinez singled with the bases loaded and added another RBI single later to pace the Tigers' scoring. He now has eight RBI on the season and is hitting .239.
|2014 summary: Victor Martinez's season almost defied explanation, as he broke out for his best performance by far as a 35-year-old. Already a great contact hitter, Martinez took that skill to new heights, as he struck out only 42 times in 561 at-bats. Even more surprising was Martinez's power surge. While he was no slouch batting as a lefty (20 home runs in 418 at-bats), Martinez simply crushed southpaws, slamming 12 homers in 143 at-bats as a righty. Martinez was runner-up in the American League MVP voting, as he batted .335 with 103 RBI and 87 runs scored.|
Playing time status: Martinez underwent surgery on his left knee in early February, but he is not expected to miss much time, if any, at the beginning of the regular season. He may not catch any longer, but he will get close-to-everyday at-bats as the Tigers' designated hitter, and he could spell Miguel Cabrera at first base when the team is playing in National League parks.
2015 outlook: With his 2014 numbers seemingly coming out of nowhere, it's hard to count on a repeat, especially with him coming off surgery. Still, a .320 batting average with 25 home runs is achieveable. That kind of production makes Martinez someone who could be drafted as early as the third round, even if you are also wary of the onset of age-related decline.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/6/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|5/7/15||@ CHW||2:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|5/8/15||KC||7:08 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|5/9/15||KC||1:08 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|5/10/15||KC||8:05 pm||Jason Vargas|
|5/12/15||MIN||7:08 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|5/13/15||MIN||7:08 pm||Ricky Nolasco|