Victor Martinez is likely out for the 2012 baseball season with a torn ACL.
Tigers catcher Victor Martinez has torn his left ACL and may miss the entire 2012 season. Martinez has been one of the most reliable fantasy baseball catchers the past few seasons. Aside from a healthy Joe Mauer, one can argue that Martinez is the best fantasy catcher.
With Martinez out, All Star catcher Alex Avila will see an expanded role as catcher. Avila played the role of DH for the Tigers last season and thrived, hitting 19 Hr and 82 RBI in 464 AB. There’s no reason to think that Avila won’t have similar, if not better, numbers in 2012 with Martinez out indefinitely.
Written by winmyfantasyleague.com contributor Zach Greubel.