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Player Profile #20: Victor Martinez | 1B | DET

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! Victor Martinez had a career year in 2014, and that’s certainly not something you’d expect to read following a hitter’s age-36 season. It’s not as though Martinez was slowly drifting towards obscurity, as he’s continued to be a productive hitter...
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Victor Martinez believes he will be ready on Opening Day

Getty Images Victor Martinez believes that he will be ready for Opening Day. Martinez, 36, believes he will be ready for Opening Day as he recovers from meniscus surgery in his left knee. Coming off a season in which he led the league in OPS at .974 and OBP at .407 the Tigers will again count on the veteran to be a key part of their offensive output. There had been question as...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez tore his meniscus while playing catch

Earlier this offseason, the Tigers announced that freshly re-signed DH Victor Martinez would be undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He’ll likely be ready for Opening Day, but at 36 and coming off the best season of his career, this wasn’t the news that Detroit wanted to hear. But how did Martinez tear his meniscus? Well, he was playing catch…outside of his house...
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Faster Tigers hope to take advantage of speed this season

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Speed can kill and the Tigers want to use it to their advantage this year. With players like Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, the Tigers will never be considered a super-fast team. But they're not slow either. Last season they were seventh in the league in stolen bases with 106. Top-ranked Kansas City had 153. That's a far cry from 2013 when they were dead last...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez hopes to follow up on big 2014 season

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) The Detroit Tigers had mild expectations for J.D. Martinez when they called him up from the minors early last season. ''We knew he had power,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''We were initially hoping he could just be a power threat off the bench.'' Martinez quickly became a lot more. After being signed by Detroit to a minor league deal in March, he eventually earned...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: what to expect from Victor Martinez

When you shell out a four year contract worth $68M to a 36-year old player with a fairly significant injury history, you start praying immediately. Last week’s news that Victor Martinez was going to require knee surgery shook the Detroit Tigers to the core. Martinez is the likely cleanup hitter for a revamped offense that is expected to do big things and, well, he and bad knees...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers get lucky with V-Mart’s knee injury

Detroit Tigers. Photo Credit: Getty Images. It sounded bad and looked even worse for the Detroit Tigers when it was announced last Thursday that their star designated hitter Victor Martinez had suffered a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. Victor Martinez. Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports It was the same knee that he’d had two prior surgeries on already during...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What Martinez injury means

It seems like déjà vu for the Detroit Tigers and designated hitter Victor Martinez. On Thursday, it was reported that Martinez had suffered a torn medial meniscus in his left need and would need to have surgery to repair it. Dr. James Andrews is scheduled to perform the operation and there has been no timetable set for Martinez’s return. Now while this isn’t as severe as his...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star Designatd Hitter Victor Martinez has a Torn Meniscus

Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting a three run home run during the eleventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 4, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Mandatory Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images) The Detroit Tigers found out on Thursday that All-Star Designated Hitter Victor Martinez has a torn meniscus in his knee, which...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: 3 burning questions this offseason

In order to get back to the World Series next year, the Detroit Tigers have some offseason issues that need to be addressed and some questions that need to be answered. 1. Will Max Scherzer come back? To me this seems like a no-brainer, but anything can happen. Pitcher Max Scherzer was the Tigers best pitcher in 2014 as he led the team with 18 wins, 252 strikeouts, and an ERA of...
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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