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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
3 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
7 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
9 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, 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler replaces Victor Martinez on American League All-Star roster

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler found out during batting practice on Friday afternoon that had replaced teammate Victor Martinez on the American League roster for the 85th All-Star Game. Martinez missed his sixth consecutive game Friday night with right side soreness. Martinez is still invited to attend the All-Star Game festivities in Minneapolis. Kinsler is now an All-Star...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Victor Martinez exits early with sore back

After being hit by a pitch in Friday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Victor Martinez had a huge bruise on his right calf and also reaggravated his right side on a single in the sixth inning, according to Ansar Khan of He was forced to leave the game.#128002024 / gettyimages.comMartinez hopes to return Tuesday against the Dodgers in Detroit as he will give his back three...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 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
25 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...
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 passes along the following information: The Tigers will certainly try to re-sign Victor Martinez. I expect Max Scherzer to get a better (huge)...
May 26, 2014  |  1 Comment

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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