|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||16.00||.300||85.00||71.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||11||3||1|| .385|| .545|| .273|
|vs Richards (Career)||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||243||73||14|| .366|| .523|| .300|
|07/24/2014||Victor Martinez, DH DET||Tim Lincecum, SP SF|
|07/24/2014||Cody Allen, RP CLE|
Jeff Samardzija, SP OAK
Andrew Heaney, SP MIA
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|LaTroy Hawkins, RP COL|
Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT
Collin McHugh, SP HOU
Rafael Montero, SP NYM
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
|07/24/2014||Jose Altuve, 2B HOU||Victor Martinez, DH DET|
|Last 10 Games|
|Report: Victor Martinez to play first twice in Arizona |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is destined to start two of three games in Arizona next week at first base, thereby pushing Miguel Cabrera to third, according to MLive.com.
Those moves would force third baseman Nick Castellanos to the bench.
The slumping Tigers would be hard-pressed to take Martinez out of the lineup. Despite rare back-to-back hitless games in a Saturday doubleheader, he still owns a .322/.384/.583 stat line.
|Victor Martinez back in the lineup Friday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/18/14) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez made his expected return from a back injury Friday against the Indians, after missing two weeks while recovering.
Martinez sat out the final eight games of the first half of the season while healing, and the All-Star break finally allowed him to get to full health.
|Victor Martinez has '95 percent' chance to return Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/14/14) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez said Monday that he has a 95 percent chance of returning to the lineup Friday, MLB.com reports.
"I swung the bat yesterday for the first time," Martinez said. "There’s like a 95 percent [chance] that I’m going to be able to play when I get back on Friday.
"I’m a lot better. I’m almost right there. I mean, as much as I love the game and as much as I love this team, this stage right here, we still have a long way to go. I have to get right. I have to get back into the lineup and keep helping the team."
Martinez hasn't played since July 4, but he has remained on the active roster while dealing with his back issue, which will cause him to miss the All-Star game. He has hit .328/.391/.599 with 21 home runs and 55 RBI in 302 at-bats.
|Tigers planning to get Victor Martinez back Friday |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/13/14) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he's planning on getting designated hitter Victor Martinez back in the lineup Friday, reports MLive.com. Martinez hurt his back June 29 while taking a swing and will go into the All-Star break having played in just two of the team's last 13 games.
He's hitting .328 with 21 homers and 55 RBI. Martinez will participate in All-Star festivities but not the game. He'll swing the bat in a team workout early Friday, hoping to get cleared for Friday's game against the Indians.
|Victor Martinez not healthy enough to play in ASG |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/12/14) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (back) will not play in the All-Star game, but will be there for the festivities in Minneapolis, MLB.com reports Saturday.
"He should go, I mean he was selected by his peers. He should definitely go," manager Brad Ausmus said.
|After missing all of 2012 due to having microfracture surgery on his right knee, it was hard to know what to expect from Victor Martinez in 2013. In his first three months back with the Tigers, things looked grim for Martinez, as he was batting just .232 with six home runs. Patience paid off for owners who thought Martinez might be able to round into top form, as he boasted a .367/.418/.519 slash line from July forward. Of course, Martinez won't carry a .382 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) forward into 2014, but he showed that he can still be a superb contact hitter with decent power. In standard CBSSports.com formats, Martinez only has eligibility at designated hitter to start the season, and that will hurt his value, but he is still worth a mid-round pick in standard mixed league formats.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/24/14||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Garrett Richards|
|7/25/14||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Tyler Skaggs|
|7/26/14||@ LAA||9:05 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
|7/27/14||@ LAA||3:35 pm||Hector Santiago|
|7/29/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Jose Quintana|
|7/30/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Hector Noesi|
|7/31/14||CHW||1:08 pm||John Danks|