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Bless You Boys Mar 3, 2015

Detroit Tigers notebook: Nick Castellanos day-to-day after hit by pitch

The inning break clock made its first appearance in Tuesday's game, six Tigers batters have been hit in the last two days, and Alex Avila is taking paternity leave for three days. LAKELAND, Fla. — Baseball happened on Tuesday and some other things took place. Nothing too over the top, just a 15-2 Tigers' blowout win that included a grand slam and four hit batters. Miguel Cabrera is also feeling so well that he felt the need to dribble a basketball after batting practice. Whereas Victor Martinez has to have the baseballs taken away to ensure he won't be "hitting 'til the cows come home,"...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 3, 2015
Victor Martinez talks about knee injury, surgery, rehabilitation process and 2015 Detroit Tigers

Victor Martinez talks about knee injury, surgery, rehabilitation process and 2015 Detroit Tigers

Martinez: They just cleaned the meniscus out and I was out of crutches in three, four days. Im not a very good friend of the crutches. Watch video LAKELAND, Fla. -- No one seems 100 percent certain how many swings Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez took Monday. But everyone with any stake in the Tigers agreed that it was good to have him back. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Martinez took 30 swings from each side of the plate while hitting off a tee. On Tuesday, Martinez said it was 25 from each side. A short time later,...
Bless You Boys Mar 3, 2015

Victor Martinez dodged a bullet with knee injury, thankful for short recovery time

Victor Martinez's injury could have been a lot worse and he's glad that the recovery time wasn't drastically bleak. LAKELAND, Fla. — Victor Martinez wasn't serious when he said it, but after his second offseason knee injury he joked Tuesday that he might be better off sitting on the couch and gaining 20 or 30 pounds until it's time for the next season. That it happened to the same knee and while he was doing something innocuous as playing catch makes it all the more bizarre. "Believe it or not, I wasn't doing anything," Martinez said. "I was just playing catch with my brother in front of...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 2, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera takes BP on field; Victor Martinez takes 60 swings off tee

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera takes BP on field; Victor Martinez takes 60 swings off tee

Andrew Romine saw time at first base against Florida Southern and Hernan Perez finished the game in left field. Watch video LAKELAND, Fla. -- Two important Detroit Tigers hitters each took one step forward Monday morning. Miguel Cabrera took batting practice on the field for the first time this spring, while Victor Martinez arrived in camp and hit off a tee. "He said he was good," Ausmus said of Martinez. "He took 30 swings from both sides." Martinez ran on the AlterG treadmill, as did Cabrera, who took part in pre-game batting practice with his...
Bless You Boys Feb 28, 2015

Victor Martinez 'trying to get more involved' in activities, will join team Monday

A rainy day eliminated most Tigers activities on Saturday, and Victor Martinez will move his rehabilitation to Joker Marchant Stadium on Monday. LAKELAND — Tigers players hit and threw in the cages on Saturday since a deluge of rain prevented them from doing any meaningful baseball activities outside. Players did, however, play catch and partook in one over the shoulder drill for a short time in the rain. And at this point the players are anxious to get some real games in, even if they're just exhibition ones. With just one day until the March 2 exhibition game against Florida Southern...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 28, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez set to join teammates, could take first swings of spring on Monday

Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez set to join teammates, could take first swings of spring on Monday

Martinez has been working on a rehabilitation program close to his home and away from the team since undergoing surgery earlier this month to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Victor Martinez has not yet started working out with the Detroit Tigers this spring. But the Tigers are already monitoring how much work he hopes to do upon his return in order to keep him from getting ahead of himself. Martinez told manager Brad Ausmus on Saturday that he planned to run on the AlterG treadmill and that he might also swing the bat on Monday, which...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 25, 2015
From Yoenis Cespedes to Dixon Machado: 5 Tigers position players to watch during spring training

From Yoenis Cespedes to Dixon Machado: 5 Tigers position players to watch during spring training

All Tigers fans will be interested in how Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez are and whether they will be ready for opening day. But here are five players to watch who are healthy right now. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers held their first full-squad workout Tuesday, but they still have a long way to go before opening the season April 6 at Comerica Park against the Minnesota Twins. All Tigers fans will be interested in how Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez are and whether they will be ready for opening day. They will keep an eye on Jose Iglesias as he...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 22, 2015
Analysis: Detroit Tigers have been fortunate when it comes to keeping superstars on field, off DL

Analysis: Detroit Tigers have been fortunate when it comes to keeping superstars on field, off DL

Staying healthy helped the Tigers win their fourth consecutive division title in 2014. With improved competition in the division, staying healthy could be even more important for the Tigers in 2015. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers appear to have dodged a couple very big bullets regarding Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera. That's really nothing new. The Tigers had relatively good fortune on the injury front last season on their way to their fourth consecutive American League Central Division title. The Tigers recently learned that Cabrera is on track to...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 17, 2015
Detroit Tigers over-under: How many games will Victor Martinez start at catcher this season?

Detroit Tigers over-under: How many games will Victor Martinez start at catcher this season?

Its a conversation we seem to have before the start of each season: Is Victor Martinez actually healthy enough to catch? This year is no different. Editor's note: Tigers reporter James Schmehl is predicting the events of the 2015 Tigers season through a series of "over-under" stories. Each day, he will make a statistical prediction and allow readers to predict whether the final number will be over or under the initial prediction. The series will run every day until March 3. Question: How many games will Victor Martinez start at catcher this season? James...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 16, 2015
Detroit Tigers set to receive key Miguel Cabrera medical update Tuesday

Detroit Tigers set to receive key Miguel Cabrera medical update Tuesday

Cabrera had surgery on his right foot and ankle following the 2014 season. He was cleared to walk without a walking boot last month, but his offseason regimen has been limited. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Fans of the Detroit Tigers breathed a big sigh of relief Tuesday when they heard that Victor Martinez should be in the starting lineup to start the season. Then they went right back to holding their breath. That's because the status of two-time American League Most Valuable Player Miguel Cabrera remains up in the air. But they might be able to breathe easy again very...
Bless You Boys Feb 10, 2015

Victor Martinez undergoes left knee surgery, expected to be out 4-6 weeks

Martinez is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Last week, Tigers fans held their collective breath when the club revealed that Victor Martinez had injured his left knee. With less than two weeks until spring training, everyone feared the worst when it came to Martinez's health. Today, the Tigers announced that Martinez underwent medial meniscectomy surgery in his left knee and would be out for four to six weeks. "We are very happy the surgery went well and that Victor will be ready to compete for the start of the 2015 season," said Dave Dombrowski via the team's official press...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 10, 2015
Future as catcher not clear for Victor Martinez, but he will not play there in early interleague series

Future as catcher not clear for Victor Martinez, but he will not play there in early interleague series

Brad Ausmus: As of right now, I wouldnt plan on Victor catching, but that could be revisited at a later date. The Detroit Tigers will have to be a bit creative if they want Victor Martinez in the starting lineup during an early-season interleague series in Pittsburgh. Martinez is expected to be ready for the start of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee Tuesday, but when -- and even if -- he plays another game behind the plate remains to be seen.  One thing is clear: He will not start at catcher in mid-April when the Tigers play three games...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 10, 2015
Detroit Tigers expect Victor Martinez to be ready to play on opening day following knee surgery

Detroit Tigers expect Victor Martinez to be ready to play on opening day following knee surgery

Martinez tore the medial meniscus in his left knee during a recent workout. A more serious injury to the same knee kept him out of action for the entire 2012 season. The Detroit Tigers got some good news regarding one of their most important players. Designated hitter Victor Martinez is expected to be in the starting lineup when the season opens after undergoing left knee surgery Tuesday. The Tigers said Martinez will begin rehabilitation immediately and "will resume full activity in four to six weeks." "We are very happy the surgery went well and that Victor...
Rotoworld Feb 10, 2015

V-Mart out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery - Victor Martinez (1B) Detroit Tigers

Victor Martinez underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee.
KFFL Feb 10, 2015

Tigers | Victor Martinez will miss 4-6 weeks

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) underwent successful left-knee surgery on Tuesday, Feb. 10, and ...

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