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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%: 99/98 | Average Draft Position: 142.09
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Victor Martinez says return to Detroit was his first choice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez said returned to Detroit was always his first choice, according to mlive.com.

Martinez reportedly pulled general manager Dave Dombrowski aside late in the season to express his desire to remain a Tiger. Dombrowski confirmed the two sides had the conversation, but said he wanted to wait and see how the season concluded before negotiating a deal. 

Owner Mike Ilitch also felt strongly about retaining Martinez. Ilitch told Martinez, "Victor, you had a fantastic year. You displayed great sportsmanship, you never seem to lose your cool and I'm going to take care of you next year."

Martinez brushed off questions about how many other teams attempted to sign him during his press conference. He said he was "just happy to finish my career here in Detroit."


Tigers re-sign DH Victor Martinez


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) The Tigers have re-signed designated hitter Victor Martinez, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

The deal has been agreed to, and is pending a physical. Martinez will make $68 million over four years. The 35-year-old was said to have drawn plenty of interest from other teams over the past couple weeks, but ultimately decided to remain in Detroit. Martinez is coming off a season in which he hit .335/.409/.565, with 32 home runs, over 561 at-bats. 


Victor Martinez close to four-year deal with Tigers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) The Tigers are close to re-signing DH Victor Martinez to a four-year deal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Martinez is coming off his fifth All-Star season. He hit .335 with a .409 on-base percentage, .565 slugging percentage, .974 OPS, 32 home runs, 33 doubles and 103 RBI in 151 games.


Report: If Tigers can't re-sign V-Mart, targeting Sandoval might be option


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the Tigers could go "a lot of different directions" if they can't re-sign Victor Martinez, according to FOX Sports. Dombrowski did not rule out attempting to sign third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

V-Mart, Scherzer turn down qualifying offers from Tigers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Victor Martinez and Max Scherzer both declined their qualifying offers from the Tigers, according to multiple reports. If either player signs with another team, then the Tigers will receive draft-pick compensation.

Blue Jays, Mariners latest teams to join hunt to sign Victor Martinez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) The Blue Jays are the latest team to be rumored to be in the mix to sign free agent Victor Martinez, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Tigers remain interested in re-signing Martinez, and the Mariners are also said to have Martinez high on their free-agent priority list.

Report: Victor Martinez willing to return to Tigers


(11/4/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez told MLB Network Radio he spoke with Victor Martinez, who indicated a willingness to return to Detroit, if outside offers are similar. Martinez is a free agent.

Victor Martinez was one of the best hitters in baseball during the 2014 season. He hit .306 with 32 home runs and 103 RBI.


Options on RHP Scherzer, DH Martinez among Tigers moves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Tigers have announced, as expected, that they have made $15.3 million qualifying offers to right-hander Max Scherzer and 2014 MVP candidate Victor Martinez. They will become free agents if the offers are rejected.

Those were among a slew of moves made by the Tigers. Utility man Don Kelly and right-hander Evan Reed have been outrighted off their 40-man roster while they have promoted outfield Wynton Bernard .


Tigers DH Victor Martinez to seek four-year deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will look for a four-year deal on the market, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Martinez, 35, is coming off a monster year in which he hit .335/.409/.565 over 561 at-bats. He also added 32 home runs. Detroit will extend a qualifying offer to Martinez, though it's expected that he'll decline and test his luck on the market. Martinez signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Tigers in 2010.


Victor Martinez: Tigers should have more victories


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Tigers slugging designated hitter Victor Martinez spoke critically of his team Wednesday morning. He has claimed it has underachieved.

"We should be way better than where we're at right now," he told MLive.com when it was suggested that the Tigers have won as many games as most expected heading into the season. "But I've been around in the game for a little bit and that just shows you how baseball can be. That's why you don't take anything for granted. The game takes 27 outs, nine innings, and that's why you have to make sure to play the game the right way and just capitalize when you get opportunities.

"The team that we have ... we should have more wins than we have right now."

Martinez certainly can't be blamed for any perceived underachievement by the Tigers, who are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot. He is in the Most Valuable Player discussion with a stat line of .335/.408/.564 and 100 RBI.


Victor Martinez slugs homer No. 30


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez had another big game Saturday, in a 5-4 loss to the Giants.

Martinez clubbed his 30th home run of the season in the game, a solo shot. He went 3 for 4 overall with one run scored and one driven in, and is now hitting .335/.406/.575 in what has been the most productive season of his career.

 


Victor Martinez slugs 28th home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Tigers first baseman Victor Martinez went 2 for 3 with two walks and a two-run home run in his team's 12-1 win over the Indians Monday.

It was a very productive day for the middle of the Tigers order, as the 3-4-5 hitters and their late-game replacements combined to go 9 for 14 with three walks and four home runs in the blowout win. Martinez has reached base safely in each of his last 20 games. He has hit .329/.400/.563 with 28 home runs and 90 RBI in 474 at-bats.


Victor Martinez clubs career-best 26th homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Tigers catcher Victor Martinez continues his strong performance Wednesday, as he established a career-high in homers during the course of an 8-4 loss to the Yankees.

Martinez clubbed a solo home run in the sixth inning, giving him a career-best 26 on the season. He ultimately finished the game 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored in the loss.

Martinez is at or near career-highs in numerous categories this season, as he has enjoyed a resurgence at the age of 35. He is hitting .327/.396/.555 with 85 RBI in 120 games. 


Victor Martinez delivers 25th home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez went 3 for 6 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 13-4 win over the Twins Sunday.

Martinez picked up his first RBI on a fielder's choice in the third inning to give his team a 3-0 lead. He then put the Tigers up 4-3 with an RBI single in the fifth. Martinez capped his night with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He has hit .328/.396/.553 with 25 home runs and 84 RBI in 445 at-bats.


Victor Martinez belts grand slam


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez blasted a grand slam Wednesday against the Rays.

Martinez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. He worked a five-pitch at-bat, homering on a 92 mph fastball. Martinez also doubled in a run during the contest. He finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and five RBI. 


Victor Martinez slugs 23rd home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez went 2 for 4 with a three-run home run in his team's 4-0 win over the Rockies Sunday.

Martinez saw one run come home in the third inning Sunday before launching his second home run in as many days. He hadn't homered since July 3 before his recent two-game stretch. Martinez has hit .321/.381/.567 with 23 home runs and 65 RBI in 365 at-bats.


Victor Martinez produces 22nd HR in 11-5 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Tigers DH Victor Martinez connected for his 22nd home run during an 11-5 win Saturday against the Rockies. He gave Detroit an 8-2 lead with a three-run homer off Tyler Matzek in the fifth inning.

Martinez has homered just twice since July 1. However, he is batting .297 with a .361 on-base percentage, .422 slugging percentage and .783 OPS in his last 18 games. He has two doubles, 10 RBI and 10 runs in that span.


Report: Victor Martinez to play first twice in Arizona


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) 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
(7/18/2014) 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
(7/14/2014) 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
(7/13/2014) 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
(7/12/2014) 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.

Victor Martinez not expected to return in Kansas City


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Due to ongoing issues with his back, Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is expected to sit out through the All-Star break, manager Brad Ausmus told The Detroit News Wednesday.

Martinez was out of the lineup for the fourth game in a row Wednesday against the Tigers, and Ausmus said he does not expect to have him back for the team's four-game series against the Royals. Martinez could end up getting two full weeks off, assuming he is healthy enough to return for the first game of the All-Star break. 


Victor Martinez out of lineup again Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, as he continues to deal with pain in his side.

Martinez has not played since last Friday as a result of the injury, and there is still no timetable for his return. 


Victor Martinez sitting out again Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed his third straight game in a row Tuesday against the Dodgers, as he continues to deal with pain in his side. He remains day to day moving forward, but could sit out through the All-Star break if the pain does not subside.