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VICTOR MARTINEZ RUMORS

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
1 day 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers try to keep pre-break momentum going against Indians Friday

The Detroit Tigers were on a roll in the weeks before the All-Star break and rebuilt their sizable cushion atop the AL Central despite the absence of one of their top hitters. The Tigers will try to show that the days off haven't disrupted their momentum Friday night against the Cleveland Indians. Detroit (53-38) won 17 of 23 before the break to move 6 1/2 games ahead of Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stern test for Tribe as second half begins

The Detroit Tigers were on a roll in the weeks before the All-Star break and rebuilt their sizable cushion atop the AL Central despite the absence of one of their top hitters. The Tigers will try to show that the days off haven't disrupted their momentum Friday night against the Cleveland Indians. Detroit (53-38) won 17 of 23 before the break to move 6 1/2 games ahead of Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 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
6 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler replaces Martinez on All-Star roster

The Detroit Tigers got a fourth All-Star after all. Although starter Rick Porcello lost out to Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale in the AL Final Vote, the Tigers learned Friday that Ian Kinsler was named to the team. Kinsler will replace teammate Victor Martinez on the active roster. He'll join Miguel Cabrera and Max Scherzer. Martinez, who has been bothered by a sore back...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 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 MLive.com. 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
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
19 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
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