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28 J.D. Martinez RF
Height/Weight: 6-3/221 | Birthdate: 8/21/1987 | Birthplace: Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 123.98
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Tigers OF J.D. Martinez gets rare day off on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) The Tigers are giving outfielder J.D. Martinez his first day off in over two months, as he is being held out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Martinez had started every game for the Tigers since June 24.

The All-Star outfielder has been enjoying a career-year in 2015, and he has maintained his good fortunes lately. Over his last 10 games, Martinez owns a .308 average with three home runs and eight RBI.


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez back in action Sunday in Baltimore


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) The scare is over - Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is fine for Sunday against the host Orioles.

Martinez appeared more seriously hurt when he fouled a pitch off his knee in the second inning Saturday and was removed from the game. But x-rays came back negative and he is ready to roll having hit safely in seven of his last eight full games.


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez leaves Saturday game with injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez left Saturday's game against the Orioles in the third inning with an apparent knee injury.

Martinez fouled a ball off of his knee during an at-bat in the second inning, and was subsequently lifted for defensive replacement in the third.

Martinez underwent X-rays which came back negative. He was diagnosed with a left knee contusion and is considered day-to-day.


J.D. Martinez continues homer binge for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez went 2 for 5 with three runs scored in Tuesday's loss to Seattle. 

Martinez continued his power surge. He hit his 27th home run of the year and his seventh in the month of July. 


J.D. Martinez hits home run in Tigers' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in Friday's win over Baltimore. 

Martinez homered for the second time in four games and hit in his fourth straight. The homer was his 26th of the year. 


Tigers' J.D. Martinez hits 25th homer of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez hit a solo home run in Friday's loss to Minnesota. 

Martinez went 2 for 5 and hit his 25th home run of the season. He has four homers in the last seven games and 11 RBI in the last nine. 

Martinez has hit in 10 of the last 11 games.


Tigers' J.D. Martinez homers in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez hit his 24th home run of the season during Monday's 12-5 win over the Mariners.

Martinez hit the solo shot off Hisashi Iwakuma in the fourth inning. He finished the game 3 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBI.

Martinez has now homered in four of his last five games and he has 10 RBI over that time.


AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez connects for 23rd homer


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez continued his impressive first half, blasting his 23rd homer of the season in Detroit's loss to Toronto on Sunday. 

For Martinez, it's the second straight game in which he's homered, and the seventh time he's gone deep in the last 10 contests. Martinez is just one home run behind Albert Pujols for the AL lead. 

Martinez now has 15 RBIs in his last 10 games as well, increasing his total on the campaign to 56, three shy of AL leader Mark Teixeira. 


J.D. Martinez homers again for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez hit a solo home run in Saturday's win over Toronto. 

Martinez has homered in six of the last nine games and has nine home runs in his last 11. 

Martinez went 1 for 3 and is 10 for 21 over his five-game hitting streak. Martinez has seven RBI in the last three games and 55 for the season. 


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez doubles, drives in a pair on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez stayed hot at the plate in Friday's 8-6 win over the Blue Jays. Martinez went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI.

Martinez drove in the Tigers' seventh and eighth runs with a double in the fifth inning, and a single two innings later. Martinez has driven in 19 runs over his last 11 games for Detroit.


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez goes deep again on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez slugged a three-run home run on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to avoid the 8-4 loss to the Pirates. Martinez's eighth-inning blast, his 21st of the season, cut the Pirates' lead to 4-3. But Pittsburgh would put up a four-spot in the ninth inning, keeping the Tigers at bay.

Martinez now has eight home runs in his last nine games, and he is batting .359 with 16 RBI over that stretch. 


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez gets three hits in loss to Pirates


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez went 3 for 4 in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Martinez is hitting .372 with 16 hits, seven home runs and 14 RBI over his last 10 games.


Tigers' J.D. Martinez hit another home run


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez hit a game-tying two-run home run in the eighth inning, sending Tuesday's game to extras. The Tigers eventually lost in 14.

Martinez hit his 20th homer of the year. He's homered in four of the last five games and has seven homers in the last seven. 

Martinez went 3 for 6 with two runs scored. 


Tigers' J.D. Martinez hits game-winning home run


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, breaking a tie with his 19th homer of the year. 

The solo shot gave Martinez home runs in each of his last three games and six homers in the last five games. 

"It just feels like I'm getting maybe one hit a game, but it just happens to be a home run," Martinez said. "It's one of those things right now where I can't explain it. You just hit a ball, and it's a home run. It's weird."


Tigers OF J.D. Martinez continues crazy power surge


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez homered for the second straight game and fifth time in four games during an 8-7 loss to the White Sox on Thursday. Martinez connected for a two-run homer off Carlos Rodon in the fifth inning.

Martinez, who has 18 home runs, has homered nine times since June 7. He is batting .333 (19 for 57) with an .842 slugging percentage, 1.219 OPS, two doubles, 22 RBI, 10 runs, three walks and 10 strikeouts in his last 15 games.


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez smashes another homer Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) If Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez isn't going to slug his team to victory, he's at least going to put a dent in the stat line of an opposing pitcher.

Martinez mashed his fourth home run in three games Wednesday and wrecked the shutout of Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco in the process. His towering two-run blast in the seventh inning landed over the wall in left field.

He is batting .350 (14-for-40) over his last 10 games with a whopping 16 RBI. He now has 17 homers and 43 RBI on the year.


Struggles against Salazar have Tigers RF J.D. Martinez on bench


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez has hit just about everyone since arriving in Detroit, but Indians right-hander and Tuesday starter Danny Salazar is not included. Martinez is 1-for-9 with seven strikeouts lifetime against Salazar, which is why he is out of the lineup.

Martinez went 0-for-4 Monday night to end a torrid streak highlighted by a three-homer explosion the day before. He is 13-for-37 over his last nine games.


Tigers' J.D. Martinez blasts three home runs on Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez had quite an afternoon at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Martinez went 3 for 5 with three home runs and six RBI in the 12-4 victory over the Yankees. Just one would have been enough for his dad Julio on Father's Day. 

"He said, 'Why don't you hit home run No. 14 for me,'" Martinez said, per MLive.com.

Martinez had a two-run shot in the first inning, and a solo shot in the fifth, both off Masahiro Tanaka. He then added a three-run bomb in the sixth inning, as he became the first Tigers player to have three home runs in a game against the Yankees since 1959.

"It was just one of those days where you take swings and you're actually hitting the ball how you want to hit it," Martinez said, per MLB.com. "There's not too many of those days, so you've just got to take advantage of them."

Martinez now has 16 home runs and 41 RBI on the season. This was the first multi-homer game of his career. He has hit seven longballs in 17 games this month.


Tigers' J.D. Martinez hits in tenth straight game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez went 1 for 4 in Tuesday's loss to Cincinnati. 

The single extended Martinez's hitting streak to 10 games. He's hitting .333 with 1.031 OPS over the streak. 


Tigers OF J.D. Martinez hits two-run home run Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez smacked his 13th home run of season to help lead the Tigers to a 6-0 win over the Reds on Monday.

Martinez hit the two-run shot off Nate Adcock in the sixth inning. He finished the game 2 for 4 with two RBI.

Prior to his two-hit game Monday, Martinez was hitting .324 with three home runs and 10 RBI in his last nine games.


Tigers' J.D. Martinez homers, hits in eighth straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez went 2 for 4 in Sunday's win over Cleveland. 

Martinez hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning. He now has 12 home runs and 32 RBI this season. 

Martinez has now hit in eight straight games. 


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez belts two-run home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez had two hits, including his 11th home run of the season, in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Indians. Martinez went 2 for 4 with the home run, a double, two RBI, a walk and a run scored.

The home run was a solo shot in the eighth inning to bring the Tigers to within a run, but it wasn't enough as the Indians were able to hold on for the victory.

This was Martinez's second multi-hit performance this month, as he owns a .237 batting average through 10 games in June.


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez grabbing some pine Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is only 1-for-9 lifetime with seven strikeouts against Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar, who takes the mound Friday night.

Martinez will not dig in against him unless he comes into the game late. He is out of the lineup. Tyler Collins will take his place in the field and in the fifth spot in the batting order.


Tigers RF J.D. Martinez drives in three runs Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez drove in three runs to help lead the Tigers to a 6-4 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

"The last couple of days," manager Brad Ausmus said of Martinez, per MLB.com. "He looked like he was taking the thought process out of it and just seeing it and hitting it."

Martinez drove in two of the three runs when he connected off Jeff Samardzija in the sixth inning for a two-run home run. He finished the game 2 for 4 and is now batting .258 on the season.

"Unfortunately we have an off day [Monday]," Martinez said, per the Detroit Free Press. "I kind of wish we were playing."

Over his last 10 games, Martinez is 11 for 40 with one home run and three RBI.