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41 Victor Martinez DH
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 12/23/1978 | Birthplace: Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Detroit | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/91 | Average Draft Position: 140.81
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)590.0016.00.30085.0071.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
32721.32456492
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201421800006800
2013311000013900
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Angels1131 .385 .545 .273
vs Richards (Career)400000
vs RHP2437314 .366 .523 .300
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/24/2014Victor Martinez, DH DET
Tim Lincecum, SP SF
07/24/2014Cody 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
07/24/2014Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Victor Martinez, DH DET
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
6/29@HOU3110010
7/3TB3121210
7/4TB2110100
7/18CLE4120000
7/19CLE4000000
7/19CLE4000000
7/20CLE3010100
7/21@ARI3110010
7/22@ARI3010010
7/23@ARI4220010
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
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.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/24/14@ LAA10:05 pmGarrett Richards
7/25/14@ LAA10:05 pmTyler Skaggs
7/26/14@ LAA9:05 pmMatt Shoemaker
7/27/14@ LAA3:35 pmHector Santiago
7/29/14CHW7:08 pmJose Quintana
7/30/14CHW7:08 pmHector Noesi
7/31/14CHW1:08 pmJohn Danks
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002CLE123229153200 .333 .406 .281
2003CLE491591546116132111 .345 .333 .289
2004CLE1415207714723108606901 .359 .492 .283
2005CLE147547731672080637801 .378 .475 .305
2006CLE153572821811693717800 .391 .465 .316
2007CLE1475627816925114627600 .374 .505 .301
2008CLE732663074235243200 .337 .365 .278
2009CLE-BOS1555888817823108757410 .381 .480 .303
2010BOS127493641492079405210 .351 .493 .302
2011DET1455407617812103465110 .380 .470 .330
2012DET0000000000 --- --- ---
2013DET159605681821483546202 .355 .430 .301
2014DET87327491062156362822 .388 .578 .324
Total 13955211702158617888054762367 .370 .472 .304
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2002CLEC975855210 .983
2003CLEC40402552312312 .996
2004CLEC13212493286561611 .994
2005CLEC1421399679045856 .995
2006CLE1B221915414950151.000
2006CLEC1331278067534587 .990
2007CLE1B302420118713118 .995
2007CLEC1211188367795348 .995
2008CLE1B1098782419 .989
2008CLEC55543473281631 .991
2009CLE-BOS1B706653150820355 .994
2009CLE-BOSC85825265002243 .992
2010BOS1B14121119514210 .982
2010BOSC1101068287784462 .993
2011DET1B66483810041.000
2011DETC26261601411723 .988
2013DET1B1111998514031.000
2013DETC3322184001.000
2014DET1B18161411309216 .986
2014DETC222723220 .926
Total  10159917136664943651173 .993
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2002CLE101310001
2003CLE405310108
2004CLE3812566051116
2005CLE330260705916
2006CLE370266603827
2007CLE400284110101219
2008CLE17097301412
2009CLE-BOS331282603317
2010BOS321243500517
2011DET400254702620
2012DET00000000
2013DET3602608011023
2014DET2001895011511
Total 331324576603283187
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007CLE1144614274800 .388 .500 .318
2009BOS31102021200 .250 .182 .182
2011DET1140410255600 .348 .450 .250
2013DET1142917151300 .432 .571 .405
Total 361371943519111900 .377 .482 .314
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1997 R-Maracay-1531222142120026321160 .474 .443 .344
1998 R-Guacara-2551602843130127321482 .404 .369 .269
1999 A-Mahoning Vy64235376590436273101 .346 .366 .277
2000 A-Kinston2683918700811511 .313 .301 .217
2000 A-Columbus217011269121211600 .452 .614 .371
2001 A-Kinston114420591383321057396033 .394 .488 .329
2002 AA-Akron121443841494002285586233 .417 .576 .336
2003AAA-Buffalo732744290190745263235 .395 .474 .328
2003 AA-Akron312142002--100 .333 .500 .333
2008AAA-Buffalo6202620024400 .400 .400 .300
2008 AA-Akron261200111200 .429 .833 .333
2011AAA-Toledo Mud Hens261310021100 .500 .667 .500
Total 54018512965861473473032422292415 .398 .475 .317
 
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