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Al Avila: Tigers not buying or selling at the deadline The upcoming MLB non-waiver deadline was the major topic the afternoon when Tigers general manager Al Avila spoke with reporters prior to tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Sitting six games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central, Avila and the Tigers’ front office are at the proverbial fork in the road when it comes to 2016 season… do they go...
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J.D. Martinez Broke His Elbow

J.D. Martinez broke his elbow Friday night, leaving an already depleted Tigers outfield even further depleted. Martinez is expected to miss 4-6 weeks according to, and the team has called up Steven Moya to replace Martinez in the lineup. If Moya can be the best version of himself, the Tigers might not actually miss Martinez all that much. Now, that seems like a ridiculous...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez fractures elbow running into the wall

Detroit Tigers star outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered an injury on Thursday night that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. Martinez was trying to make a play on a deep flyball off the bat of the Kansas City Royals’ Paulo Orlando, and ran hard into the right field wall at Kauffman Stadium. He was clearly in pain and weakly threw back to the cutoff man on what would end up...
Via The Comeback
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers' J.D. Martinez fractures right elbow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez left Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Royals with a fractured right elbow that he sustained when running into the wall while chasing a fly ball. Martinez managed to grab the ball hit by Paulo Orlando in the second inning and lobbed it to the infield, but it was clear something was wrong. He was examined...
Via Associated Press
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers to avoid arbitration with J.D. Martinez

Breaking news here late on this Monday night as it is being reported that the Detroit Tigers and outfielder J.D. Martinez have agreed to a two year, $18.5 million dollar deal, eating up the final two years of Martinez’s arbitration eligibility. Have heard unconfirmed rumblings that the #Tigers and JD Martinez have agreed to a two-year, $18.5 million deal. — Robert Murray (...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Cleveland does not provide J.D. Martinez with locker

Some Tigers were hanging out at their respective lockers Thursday prior to their game against the Indians at Progressive Field.  J.D. Martinez was hanging out in the middle of the locker room, sitting in front of a metal clothes bar…at his locker…at Progressive Field. You see, the Indians forgot to provide Martinez with an actual locker.  So, he received a clothes rack and...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez is a major bright spot in a disappointing season

By Jack Reynolds The Detroit Tigers have not lived up to expectations this season. As of August 25, they are 17 games back of the Royals in the AL Central and 10 games back of the final wildcard spot. But that doesn’t even accurately represent how poor the team has played for the majority of the year. Since their 11-2 start, they’ve gone just 48-62, which is the one of the worst...
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez on His Many Adjustments

J.D. Martinez is a thoughtful baseball player who has made major changes to his swing mechanics. As much as writing is what gets me out of bed on Monday mornings, it seems a shame to sully this one with too much of my own clumsy verbiage. So what follows is just J.D. Martinez, running us through […]
Via Fangraphs
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Should J.D. Martinez be sent down to Toledo?

Another week of baseball is in the books, with the Detroit Tigers going 2-3 to push their overall record to 19-12 (The Tigers and Kansas City Royals were tied in a rain delay at the time I published this article). They are only a half game out of first place in the AL Central, but a potentially impactful problem is looming in the middle of their lineup. J.D. Martinez is continuing...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: J.D. Martinez is proving his worth

  The Detroit Tigers have gotten off to a hot start this season as they currently sit with a record of 10-2 and have the early lead in the American League Central. Now, we all know that it is too early in the season to get excited about the hot start, but one thing that is for sure, outfielder J.D. Martinez has left off where he finished last season. In the first 12 games for the...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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