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Jul 19, 2014
Rotoworld
Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers lineup without missing a beat on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored in a losing effort against the Indians.
Jul 18, 2014
KFFL
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) is in the lineup Friday, July 18.
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Max Scherzer tops MLB Trade Rumor free agent rankings; Victor Martinez seventh on list

Max Scherzer tops MLB Trade Rumor free agent rankings; Victor Martinez seventh on list

The Detroit Tigers could re-sign both Scherzer and Martinez during the upcoming offseason. If they dont, it will almost certainly lead to them picking up two additional draft picks. The Detroit Tigers could re-sign both Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez during the upcoming offseason. If they don't, it will almost certainly lead to them picking up two additional draft picks. Scherzer and Martinez both rank among the Top 10 free agents who will be available this offseason, according to the 2015 free agent power rankings published Tuesday by MLB Trade Rumors. Tim...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 22, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Nick Castellanos will start one of next two games, Victor Martinez won't catch in Arizona

Detroit Tigers' Nick Castellanos will start one of next two games, Victor Martinez won't catch in Arizona

Victor Martinez will not be asked to catch a game in Arizona, which means either Martinez or Miguel Cabrera will likely be asked to sit one of the next two days. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus congratulates Victor Martinez after Martinez and Nick Castellanos scored on a single by Austin Jackson in the third inning against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. AP File Photo  PHOENIX -- Forced to play without a designated hitter in a National League ballpark, Nick Castellanos was the odd-man out in Detroit's starting lineup Monday. But don't expect the...
Detroit Free Press Jul 21, 2014

Detroit Tigers' lineup: Cabrera playing third base, V-Mart at first

Miguel Cabrera will be taking over third base to keep Victor Martinez in the lineup. Martinez will be playing first base since there is no DH.
Detroit News Jul 20, 2014

Tigers' Victor Martinez returns to first in prelude to Arizona trip

Saying he wanted to get Miguel Cabrera 'off his feet whenever possible,' Ausmus started Cabrera at designated hitter for the 11th time this season.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2014
Victor Martinez likely to see time at first base, not catcher during interleague series in Arizona

Victor Martinez likely to see time at first base, not catcher during interleague series in Arizona

Martinez is hitting .322 with 21 home runs, 55 RBIs and a .967 OPS. He is 2 for 12 with two singles and four strikeouts in three games since returning to the lineup Friday night in the series opener. DETROIT -- Just a few days after the Detroit Tigers got their designated hitter back, they are headed to a place where they can't use one. Victor Martinez is starting at first base Sunday afternoon in the series finale against the Cleveland Indians. He will likely see more time there in the three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks that starts Monday. Miguel...
KFFL Jul 19, 2014

Tigers | Victor Martinez to DH in second game

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be in the lineup for the second game of ...
Rotoworld Jul 18, 2014

Victor Martinez has two hits in return Friday - Victor Martinez (DH) Detroit Tigers

Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers lineup without missing a beat on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored in a losing effort against the Indians.
Detroit News Jul 18, 2014

Tigers hold their breath as Victor Martinez rejoins lineup

Ausmus has his fingers crossed that Martinez, idled by a strained oblique the past few weeks, doesn't get hurt again. After going without his cleanup hitter in 11 of the 13 games before the All-Star break, and understanding just how valuable he is in the middle of this lineup, the Tigers' manager knows he can't afford a repeat.
KFFL Jul 18, 2014

Tigers | Victor Martinez back in action

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (side) returned to the lineup Friday, July 18, against the ...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 18, 2014
Detroit Tigers will be careful with Victor Martinez even though he feels great, is back in lineup

Detroit Tigers will be careful with Victor Martinez even though he feels great, is back in lineup

Brad Ausmus said Martinez has been asked to reduce the number of swings he takes and might not play in both games of the doubleheader Saturday. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers were cautious when it came to allowing Victor Martinez to take batting practice or to return to the lineup. Even though Martinez feels like his old self, they will continue to be a bit careful. "You kind of hold your breath with this type of injury," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday afternoon. "But he says he doesn't feel anything at all. There's some things that he'd felt earlier —...
VMart opens 2nd half, back in Tigers lineup for first time since July 4

VMart opens 2nd half, back in Tigers lineup for first time since July 4

Victor Martinez missed the final eight games of the first half for the Tigers, and 11 of the final 13 before the break, but he's back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Cleveland Indians. It's his first game action since he left the July 4 game with recurring soreness in his side.DETROIT TIGERSAustin Jackson, CFIan Kinsler, 2BMiguel Cabrera, 1BVictor Martinez, DHJ.D. Martinez, LFTorii Hunter, RFNick Castellanos, 3BAlex Avila, CEugenio Suarez, SSPitcher: Anibal Sanchez, RHPNOTES: It's Motown Night, so the national anthem will be sung by the Four Tops, while one of the group's...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 18, 2014
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Victor Martinez returns to starting lineup; Anibal Sanchez on mound

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Victor Martinez returns to starting lineup; Anibal Sanchez on mound

Martinez missed the final eight games and 11 of the final 13 before the All-Star break due to soreness in his right side. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (53-38, 1st in AL Central) at Cleveland Indians (47-47, 3rd in AL Central)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersAnibal Sanchez (6-3, 3.04 ERA)Lifetime vs. Indians: 4-2, 2.34 ERA Cleveland IndiansTrevor Bauer (3-4, 3.84 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers:...
KFFL Jul 18, 2014

Tigers | Victor Martinez returns to the lineup

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) is in the lineup Friday, July 18.
Detroit News Jul 17, 2014

Teammates will say what Tigers' Victor Martinez won't: He's an elite hitter

Since July 1, 2013, Martinez is hitting .348, the highest average in MLB, according to Stats, LLC. His 212 hits rank fourth in the majors, his .559 slugging percentage also ranks fourth, and his .405 on-base percentage ranks sixth.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 14, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez '95 percent' confident he'll be ready to return to lineup after All-Star break

Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez '95 percent' confident he'll be ready to return to lineup after All-Star break

A day ago, Victor Martinez wasnt willing to say whether hed be ready to return to the lineup when the Tigers return from break. He had a much more positive outlook Monday. MINNEAPOLIS -- A day ago, Victor Martinez wasn't willing to say whether he'd be ready to return to Detroit's starting lineup when the Tigers return from break later this week. He had a much more positive outlook Monday. "There's a 95 percent chance that I'll be able to play when I get back," Martinez told a group of reporters at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis on Monday. Martinez has missed...

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