After missing 2012 with a torn ACL, Victor Martinez rebounded at the plate, despite a slow start. With Prince Fielder gone to Texas, there will be more pressure on V-Mart to provide a strong presence in the heart of the order. His power might not be what it once was, but in a contract year and two years from surgery, Martinez should still spray the ball around the field with authority.
LAKELAND, FLA. -- Since the Houston Astros moved to the American League, inter-league games aren't just a couple of weeks out of the year as they used to be.
The Tigers' first trip of the season takes them to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers for two games and then to San Diego to play the Padres for three.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was thinking ahead when he saw the schedule...
Maybe not the absolute first.
But one of the first things the Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez did after arriving at Joker Marchant Stadium was to put on his catching gear.
With good reason.
At some point, probably early in the season — and probably more than last year — Martinez is going to catch.
"I called Victor in early January and asked him about catching...
DETROIT -- Victor Martinez is running out of time and knows it.
At 35, Martinez has never played in a World Series and his contract with the Detroit Tigers is up after this season.
He definitely feels the urgency.
"You're not getting any younger," Martinez said. "You're getting older and you know that the end of your career might be right around the corner...
Victor Martinez doesn’t know what the future holds for him beyond 2014, but one thing he does know is he wants to remain a Detroit Tiger. The veteran designated hitter/occasional catcher, Martinez is entering the final year of his four-year deal with the team. And despite missing all of the 2012 season and the fact that he turned 35 last month V-Mart still hit .370 for the Tigers...
ictor Martinez wants a ring before he retires. He still thinks it is possible to win one with the Detroit Tigers.
“We still have a great team,” Martinez said on Saturday at Comerica Park, where he took part in the annual TigerFest. “We still have a great shot to win a World Series. See what happens.”
Martinez, 35, remains as competitive as ever. He was happy-go-lucky at...
Victor Martinez’s kid looks like he had an epic time in the Tigers clubhouse after their win in Oakland. I’m sure this will be something that he will remember for the rest of his life. https://twitter.com/blessyouboys/status/388518848674033664/photo/1 [@CorkGaines]
The Detroit Tigers rose from the ashes on Tuesday night to come back and tie the ALDS series 2-2 with the Oakland A’s. Game 5 will be played on Thursday night at the O.co Coliseum and first pitch is set for 8:07 eastern.
For the Tigers, it will once again be Justin Verlander taking the mound in Oakland for the clincher. He did that last year if you recall, and all he did was shut...
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...
BAT RACK ATTACK
After missing all of last season, Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez currently is listed day-to-day after suffering a bat rack-related injury.