Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 6/22/12
It seems like the news regarding injured Tiger Victor Martinez is getting better and better. Tigers owner Mike Ilitch recently told the Detroit Free Press that the team has gotten a good report on Martinez’s knee and that he could make his return to the lineup in August. “When he comes back, that will help the leadership more,” Ilitch told Drew Sharp of the Free Press. “He was really our leader (last year) and he’s starting to come around again. “We’re getting our players back. We got a good report on (Martinez’s knee injury). He’s coming along a little faster. Instead of September, maybe we’ll have him in August. And then we’ll have a lineup that’ll be really good.” What’s amazing is even before it was talked about Martinez coming back in September was the fact that V-Mart wasn’t expected back at all this year. Obviously having him back in August would be a tremendous boost for a Tigers offense that has fluttered for the most part this season, even with the addition of Prince Fielder.
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