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How is J.D. Martinez not in the Home Run Derby?

As a matter of full disclosure, I think all the hype and hoopla surrounding the All-Star Game is silly. When I was a kid, things were different. Before interleague play, before every Detroit Tigers game being on TV, before I had cable, before no less than six national TV outlets carrying games (including a 24-hour network owned and operated by Major League Baseball), the All-Star...
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Detroit Tigers’ OF J.D. Martinez proves he’s no fluke

One of the biggest subplots for the Detroit Tigers entering the 2015 season was this simple question: Was J.D. Martinez a fluke? Martinez was the biggest surprise for the Tigers in 2014 and one of the biggest surprises to come out of nowhere in team history. But could he make it last or was he just another Chris Shelton? If you type “J.D. Martinez fluke” into Google, you get...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers to activate Victor Martinez

Multiple media reports (first by James Chipman) have confirmed that the Detroit Tigers will activate DH Victor Martinez in time for the opening game of a three-game series in the Bronx against the New York Yankees. To make room on the 25-man roster, reports have said the team will option outfielder Tyler Collins to a Triple-A Toledo. Confirmed: #Tigers Tyler Collins will be sent...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez to begin rehab stint

Victor Martinez (Leon Halip/Getty Images North America) Justin Verlander made his 2015 debut against the Cleveland Indians and now the Detroit Tigers are one step closer to getting Victor Martinez back. Tigers’ manager Brad Ausmus announced before Saturday’s 5-4 loss to the Indians that Martinez will join Triple-A Toledo Sunday night as the Mud Hens take on the Pawtucket Red...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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