Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


J.D. MARTINEZ RUMORS

VMart will give the Tigers the first shot to sign him in free agency

After hitting .335 with 32 home runs and 103 RBIs, 35-year old Victor Martinez had a career-year in 2014 for the Tigers and set himself up for a nice contract this offseason as he hits free agency. Taking over for that schlub Prince Fielder in the five-spot, VMart went above and beyond providing stellar protection for Miguel Cabrera in the lineup while also forming a nice 5-6 pairing...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Free Agency: Odds on Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez, Others Staying in Detroit

Will Victor Martinez be back in the cleanup spot for the Tigers next season? (Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports) An extremely busy and important offseason awaits Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, after his team was swept out of the ALDS by Baltimore. Dombrowski has never been shy to pull the trigger on a big trade, nor has he hesitated to throw money at free agents....
Via The Detroit Sports Site
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers win 4th straight AL Central title, and this happened

And then? JD Martinez handing a bottle of champagne over to a fan wearing a full body Tiger outfit. https://t.co/UxEXtwocie — Brady Green (@Brady_Green) September 28, 2014
Via Detroit4lyfe
25 days ago  |  Discuss

So How Good Has J.D. Martinez Become?

People love a breakout, so they’re always on the hunt. You’ll see a bunch of potential breakouts get written up in the first half, as season sample sizes start to grow. Among those potential breakouts, you will find the actual breakouts. But you’ll also find the noisy duds, because it turns out half of a […]
Via Fangraphs
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.139: Tigers at Indians

Got to go with JD Martinez for the post picture today. The Verlander picture search was turning up some odd stuff, plus Martinez is the man of the hour right now. His rocket into the centerfield forest not only won the game, but it completely turned around what was looking like a real candidate for “this is when the season was lost,” a game with more consecutive failed Runner...
Via Tigers Weblog
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

JD Martinez: New Swing or Something Else?

JD Martinez has changed his swing and appears to have become a whole new hitter. The new JD Martinez has been a huge part of Tigers offense; he ranks first on the team in ISO and second in wOBA. In the month of June, Martinez was third in the Majors in wOBA behind only Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. Rewind three months to late March, and JD Martinez was being cut by the Astros...
Via Batting Leadoff
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Introducing J.D. Martinez

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is becoming a household name in the Motor City as he continues to provide much-needed protection for sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. The 26-year-old earned American League Player of the Week honors this past Monday, batting .444 (12-for-27), with four home runs and 11 RBI, in seven games last week. Martinez had a pair of extra...
Via isportsweb.com
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers OF JD Martinez Named AL Player of the Week

detroit tigers outfieler J.D. Martinez has been named AL Player of the Week for the 1st time in his career! This past week, JD-Mart batted .444 (12 for 27) with 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 11 RBI, and 6 runs scored. With a hit yesterday, he extended his AL leading and career long hitting streak to 12 games. jd martinez has filled in admirably for OF Torii Hunter since Hunter went down...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers call up slugger J.D. Martinez from Toledo

J.D. Martinez wasn't in the Tigers' plans at the beginning of the regular season. He has forced them to change their mind. The 26-year-old slugger, who wasn't even on Detroit's 40-man roster, was hitting .308 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs in 17 games for Toledo until the Tigers purchased his contract Monday morning. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Tigers...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Martinez sprains right knee against Indians

Houston left fielder J.D. Martinez has left Friday night's game against the Indians after spraining his right knee while batting in the fourth inning. Martinez was injured on a check swing. His knee buckled and he fell to the ground in pain. He remained on the ground for a couple of minutes while Astros trainers attended to him. He was then helped to his feet and hobbled with...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>
Tigers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.