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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||23.00||.316||98.00||81.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - Questionable for start of season|
|vs Baltimore||24||8||1|| .360|| .542|| .333|
|vs Gibson (Career)||9||3||0|| .444||.455||.333|
|vs RHP||418||135||20|| .402|| .522|| .323|
|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' Victor Martinez: I'm still on track for opening day
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9:13 am ET) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez told reporters he remains on track to play on opening day, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Martinez, who is working his way back from a medial menisectomy in his left knee, revealed that he suffered the injury while playing catch in the street with his brother in February. He took 25 swings off a tee from each of the plate on Monday, and told reporters he would have taken 50 if the team trainer wasn't around.
The 36-year-old hit .335/.409/.565 over 561 at-bats last year.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez puts in rehab work
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Coming off an injured knee, Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was able to put in some work during Monday's spring training practice.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Martinez ran on an anti-gravity treadmill and took 30 swings from each side on a batting tee.
Martinez underwent medial menisectomy surgery on his left knee on Feb. 10, which has a four-to-six week recovery period. Martinez was asked to report late to camp so that he could ensure his knee was in shape.
Tigers' Victor Martinez expected to report to spring training Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was in town for photo day Saturday and is expected to report to spring training Monday, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters.
Martinez is still rehabbing from a knee injury and has yet to be cleared to participate in baseball activities. The 36-year-old hit .335/.409/.565 over 561 at-bats last year.
Tigers' Victor Martinez expected to report next week
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is expected to report to camp next week, according to MLB.com.
Martinez is currently rehabbing from his knee injury, but will join the club soon. He hasn't been cleared for baseball activities just yet, and the team doesn't want him to be tempted by being at camp. "I think part of the reason for keeping him there is if Victor gets into the clubhouse and sees guys hitting, he's going to want to hit," manager Brad Ausmus said. "So we're kind of trying to protect Victor from Victor a little bit. Victor doesn't like to sit on his hands."
Martinez will participate in 10 rehab sessions in Orlando before joining the Tigers next week. The 36-year-old hit .335/.409/.565 over 561 at-bats last year.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez will not be used at catcher early in season
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus ruled out using DH Victor Martinez at catcher for a three-game interleague series at Pittsburgh in mid-April. Martinez underwent knee surgery Tuesday, but he is expected to be ready for the start of the season.
"As of right now, I wouldn't plan on Victor catching," Ausmus told MLive.com. "But that could be revisited at a later date."
|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|
|3/4/15||@ BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/5/15||ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||HOU||1:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||TOR||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ PHI||1:05 pm|| |