Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/13/14

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 21: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGES HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Manager, Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait during Photo Day on February 21, 2009 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is considering using designated hitter Victor Martinez as the starting catcher in Game 6 of the ALCS in Boston on Saturday. Leyland's usual starting catcher, Alex Avila, is day-to-day with a strained left knee suffered in a home-plate collision during Thursday's Game 5 loss to the Red Sox. "That's been thought about, yes," Leyland said of using Martinez as catcher. Leyland said he would then make hobbled third baseman Miguel Cabrera the DH and start either Don Kelly or Ramon Santiago at third. "I don't know what's going to happen," Leyland said. "I'm hoping Alex Avila can catch." Leyland added that Jose Iglesias will start at shortstop and Austin Jackson will continue to bat eighth.
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