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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)560.0023.00.31698.0081.001.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
260.231300
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2015000000700
2014235000011500
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Liriano (Career)28131 .786.531.464
vs LHP100 .667 .000 .000
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/27/2014Aaron Judge, RF NYY
Justin Masterson, SP BOS
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Jose Berrios, RP MIN
12/25/2014Billy Hamilton, CF CIN
Chris Archer, SP TB
David Ortiz, DH BOS
Melky Cabrera, LF CHW
Victor Martinez, DH DET
12/24/2014Wei-Yin Chen, SP BAL
Victor Martinez, DH DET
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/6MIN4010000
4/8MIN3000020
4/9MIN3010110
4/10@CLE5030100
4/11@CLE4010100
4/12@CLE2000020
4/13@PIT1000000
4/14@PIT1000000
4/18CHW3000000
 
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Latest News

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to 'be careful' with Victor Martinez

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus knows there is a long season ahead. That's why the skipper wants to "be careful" with designated hitter Victor Martinez and his knee injury, reports MLive.com.

"It's the knee on the load-side of his body when he's hitting left-handed," Ausmus said. "Right-handed, it's not (a problem). It doesn't bother him as much."

Martinez is only two months removed from undergoing surgery on his knee.

"I think he can face right-handed pitchers," Ausmus said. "But it's something we want to keep an eye on."

Tigers' Victor Martinez returns, batting cleanup vs. Chris Sale

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/15) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (knee) returned to the starting lineup and will be hitting cleanup Saturday against Chris Sale and the White Sox, per the team's official website. He is 15 for 29 (.517) with three home runs and six RBI in his career against Sale.

It'll be Martinez's first start since Sunday at Cleveland, and his first appearance since Tuesday at Pittsburgh. He is hitting .261 (6 for 23) with five walks and three RBI in eight games.

V-Mart held out of starting lineup again Friday vs. White Sox

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/15) Although the Tigers are back in an AL park Friday after playing their three previous games in an NL park, DH Victor Martinez did not return to the starting lineup. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes started at DH on Friday against the White Sox.

Martinez has not started since Sunday at Cleveland. He was available as a pinch-hitter during the Pittsburgh series and is available to pinch-hit Friday, per MLive.com. He is expected back in the starting lineup Saturday.

Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Martinez isn't dealing with a back injury, which surfaced in multiple reports Friday morning after the Tigers lineup was released. Ausmus did mention Martinez winced in a pinch-hit at-bat Tuesday because he tweaked his surgically repaired left knee.

"He'll be back in there tomorrow," Ausmus said Friday. "I just wanted to give him one more day off the left side. The left side's the weaker side.

"We'll give him a day off today, then we have a couple of lefties. He'll be back in there. Hopefully these three days will help that calm down."

Despite Martinez's absence, the Tigers are still favored (-170) for Friday's game.

Tigers' Ausmus: V-Mart available to pinch-hit Wednesday

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/15) Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be available to pinch-hit Wednesday at Pittsburgh, manager Brad Ausmus said. However, Martinez will not take batting practice, per the Detroit Free Press.

Ausmus showed some concern after Tuesday's game when it appeared Martinez might be dealing with a back injury during a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning.

Martinez, who has not started the last three games with Detroit in an NL park, is batting .261 (6 for 23) with no home runs and three RBI in eight games.

Tigers' Ausmus a little concerned about Victor Martinez

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus admitted he was concerned after watching DH Victor Martinez take some uncomfortable swings as a pinch-hitter Tuesday against the Pirates. Although Martinez was grabbing at his back after striking out in the ninth inning, he said he didn't tweak anything.

"Yeah, he didn't look great at the end there," Ausmus said, "so I'll talk with him in the next 24 hours and see how he's feeling."

Martinez is not expected to start again Wednesday, as the Tigers finish out a three-game series in an NL park. The Tigers are off Thursday before starting a 10-game homestand against the White Sox, Yankees and Indians.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/19/15CHW1:08 pmJose Quintana
4/20/15NYY7:08 pmCC Sabathia
4/21/15NYY7:08 pmNathan Eovaldi
4/22/15NYY7:08 pmAdam Warren
4/23/15NYY1:08 pmMasahiro Tanaka
4/24/15CLE7:08 pmDanny Salazar
4/25/15CLE1:08 pmT.J. House
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
2014DET1515618718832103704232 .409 .565 .335
2015DET92606035500 .375 .231 .231
Total 14685471740167418993058664277 .373 .474 .306
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
2014DET1B353327025116324 .989
2014DETC222723220 .926
Total  103210087265677044352181 .993
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2002CLE101310001
2003CLE405310108
2004CLE3812566051116
2005CLE330260705916
2006CLE370266603827
2007CLE400284110101219
2008CLE17097301412
2009CLE-BOS331282603317
2010BOS321243500517
2011DET400254702620
2012DET00000000
2013DET3602608011023
2014DET3303176042817
2015DET00600132
Total 344325916703699195
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007CLE1144614274800 .388 .500 .318
2009BOS31102021200 .250 .182 .182
2011DET1140410255600 .348 .450 .250
2013DET1142917151300 .432 .571 .405
2014DET31234130400 .333 .750 .333
Total 391492247622112300 .374 .503 .315
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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