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VICTOR MARTINEZ RUMORS

Bullpen Falters, Tigers Get Routed

After a long seven game west coast road trip where the Tigers dropped four of seven, they had hoped that a return home would return them to their winning ways. Instead, the bullpen got lit up for nine runs en route to an 11-4 dismantling at the hands of the Chicago White Sox. The Tigers were able to jump out to the early lead in the second inning when they scored the games first...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers trade Joakim Soria to Tigers

The Texas Rangers traded closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. The Rangers will get right-handed pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel from the Tigers. Thompson (No. 3) and Knebel (No. 5) are two of the top five prospects in the Tigers organization. Soria has 17 saves, a 1-3 record with a 2.70 ERA in his second season with Texas.  The Rangers had...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Cabrera will play at third to keep Martinez in lineup

DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera will play third base with Victor Martinez taking his usual first base spot for some of the three-game series beginning Monday with the Diamondbacks in Arizona, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday morning. Martinez starting Sunday at first base against the Cleveland Indians is a good indication the side-back injury that caused him to miss 11 starts...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Victor Martinez back in lineup Friday

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers played well without him, but they are certainly happy to have Victor Martinez back in the lineup. Martinez has not played since July 4 and missed 11 of the previous 13 games due to soreness in his side. But after resting during the All-Star break, Martinez feels ready to go. "It feels great," Martinez said. "Body feels great again. Just...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Victor Martinez, Jose Iglesias

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was pulled from a game July 4 after aggravating his right side and has not appeared since. On Sunday, Martinez took his first swings, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com, and on Monday the slugger said, "There’s like a 95 percent [chance] that I’m going to be able to play when I get back on Friday [against the Cleveland...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Victor Martinez sits again

The Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland A's on Tuesday by the score of 3-0 behind the four-hit shutout pitching of Rick Porcello. The win improved the Tigers to 46-34, first place in the National League Central. The Tigers got a two-run home run from J.D. Martinez, who filled in for Victor Martinez, who sat again the third straight game due to injury.#451015868 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Grading the first third of the season

Remember when the Detroit Tigers were riding high and had an 11 game road winning streak? Neither do I. Remember when the Tigers had swept the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for the first time since 1983? Neither do I. Ok well, maybe I do. However it seems like it was a thing of the past. What I do remember was the night they flew into Cleveland late after their sweep of the Red Sox...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers will try to re-sign Victor Martinez

The Detroit Tigers will try to re-sign Victor Martinez. While Martinez is 35 he has been a prominent part of the Tigers offense boasting a .337/.393/.611 line with 12 home runs and 29 RBI entering action on Monday. Chris Iott of MLive.com passes along the following information: The Tigers will certainly try to re-sign Victor Martinez. I expect Max Scherzer to get a better (huge)...
Via Tireball.com
May 26, 2014  |  1 Comment

Detroit Tigers: Why Victor Martinez has been their best player so far

The Detroit Tigers have been on a tear this season as they have finally begun to click on all cylinders and have been looking like the team who is the favorite to get back to the World Series this year. Getting back to the World Series is going to involve many pieces and contributions from players on a team, and the Tigers biggest contributor so far may not be who you think this...
Via isportsweb.com
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
SHUFFLE PASS

V-Mart makes amazing flip at first base

Victor Martinez is still getting used to playing first base. Heck, he never was used to playing catcher,either. But the Detroit Tigers slugger still was able to give us one of the best plays of the year on Sunday when he was not only able to stop a sure double down the line, but make the put-out at first base with a no-look flip to Drew Smyly. That was gorgeous, and extremely lucky...
Via The Victory Formation
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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