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May 19, 2017
KFFL
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez was placed on the paternity list Friday, May 19. RHP ...
May 18, 2017
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The Detroit Tigers could be a pennant contender this year in the American League if it wasnt for two glaring problems. The bullpen and Victor Martinez.Manager Brad Ausmus started to address the bullpen issue when he demoted veteran closerFrancisco Rodriguez and replaced him with Justin Wilso...
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago
Tigers lineup: Justin Upton, Jose Iglesias getting off days

Tigers lineup: Justin Upton, Jose Iglesias getting off days

Victor Martinez will start and bat fourth after missing the last three games while he was on paternity leave. HOUSTON -- Starters Justin Upton and Jose Iglesias are getting off days on Monday as the Detroit Tigers begin a 10-game road trip against the Houston Astros. Victor Martinez will start and bat fourth after missing the last three games while he was on paternity leave. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Avila, C3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. J.D. Martinez, RF6. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B7. Tyler Collins, CF8. Mikie Mahtook, LF9. Dixon...
Grand Rapids Press 17 hours ago
Victor Martinez reinstated from paternity list after missing 3 games

Victor Martinez reinstated from paternity list after missing 3 games

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is expected to be in Mondays lineup against the Houston Astros. DETROIT - Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been reinstated from the paternity list and is expected to be back in the lineup Monday against the Houston Astros. The team optioned catcher/first baseman John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo to make room for Martinez, who will "probably" be back in his traditional clean-up spot against Houston, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Sunday's game. Martinez has missed the past three games so he...
Grand Rapids Press May 20, 2017
Watch: Tigers hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in 1st inning

Watch: Tigers hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in 1st inning

Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez all hit homers to right or right-center field. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers flexed their muscles in the first inning Saturday, hitting three consecutive home runs against Texas Rangers starter A.J. Griffin. Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez all hit homers to right or right-center field. It was the first time the Tigers had posted back-to-back-to-back homers since June 1, 2013. In that game at Baltimore, Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta and Avila hit consecutive homers.  The Tigers now have 50 home runs on...
Grand Rapids Press May 20, 2017
Tigers want John Hicks dabbling at several positions to get his bat to big leagues

Tigers want John Hicks dabbling at several positions to get his bat to big leagues

With Victor Martinez on paternity leave, Hicks will provide an extra option for manager Brad Ausmus at catcher, first base, designated hitter, pinch-hitter or maybe even third base or the outfield. DETROIT -- John Hicks will probably only be with the Detroit Tigers through Sunday, but he was told to bring enough clothes to take him through the road trip that ends June 1. Just in case. The catcher/first baseman is accustomed to uncertainty. He was initially told Thursday night that he would be recalled on Friday. Instead, the Tigers opted for right-handed...
Grand Rapids Press May 19, 2017
Tigers will recall John Hicks, option Buck Farmer back to Toledo

Tigers will recall John Hicks, option Buck Farmer back to Toledo

Farmer is headed back to Triple-A Toledo after just one day with the Tigers. DETROIT -- Buck Farmer is headed back to Triple-A Toledo after just one day with the Detroit Tigers. The right-handed pitcher didn't do anything wrong; in fact, he didn't even pitch. But the Tigers simply wanted Farmer as insurance for their depleted bullpen. They will recall first baseman/catcher John Hicks on Saturday. He will likely remain just until Monday, when Victor Martinez returns from paternity leave.  "We needed an arm to cover us. We were just short," said Tigers manager...
Grand Rapids Press May 19, 2017
Tigers lineup: Nicholas Castellanos dropped down in the order

Tigers lineup: Nicholas Castellanos dropped down in the order

Victor Martinez is out until Monday on paternity leave. Miguel Cabrera has a strained oblique. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have a new-look lineup, and not just because of the absence of Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera. Manager Brad Ausmus has dropped Nicholas Castellanos from second to sixth in the batting order in order to take the spotlight off him in hopes that he'll overcome a recent slump. "It's not related to (Martinez and Cabrera) not being available; it's just seeing if we can get Nick swinging the bat the way he was swinging earlier," Ausmus...
KFFL May 19, 2017

Tigers | Victor Martinez to paternity list

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez was placed on the paternity list Friday, May 19. RHP ...
Grand Rapids Press May 19, 2017
On last day before paternity leave, Victor Martinez has parting shot at Comerica Park

On last day before paternity leave, Victor Martinez has parting shot at Comerica Park

This (expletive) ballpark is too (expletive) big, at least for me, Martinez said. DETROIT -- The only thing worse than a 400-foot single (something Victor Martinez has come to specialize in during recent years at Comerica Park) is a 400-foot out. Victor Martinez avoided that fate Thursday afternoon by sending a Dylan Bundy pitch 420 feet into the seats in the fifth inning in his final game before leaving for a three-game paternity leave. It wasn't the only send-off Martinez had for Comerica Park, which had added three more 400-foot fly-outs to its list of...
Grand Rapids Press May 18, 2017
Tigers calling up Buck Farmer to bolster bullpen this weekend

Tigers calling up Buck Farmer to bolster bullpen this weekend

The Tigers are replacing designated hitter Victor Martinez with a pitcher while he goes on a three-day paternity leave. DETROIT -- Valuing a fresh arm in the bullpen this weekend more than another bat on the bench, the Detroit Tigers are replacing designated hitter Victor Martinez with a pitcher. Right-hander Buck Farmer will join the Tigers on Friday when Martinez is placed on the paternity list, manager Brad Ausmus said. Farmer, 26, has made at least one appearance for the Tigers in each of the last three seasons. He's 0-6 with a 6.84 ERA in 32 career...
Grand Rapids Press May 18, 2017
Victor Martinez to be placed on paternity list after game

Victor Martinez to be placed on paternity list after game

John Hicks, who hit well earlier this year when he replaced Miguel Cabrera, might be the likeliest player to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will be placed on the paternity list after Thursday's game so he can attend the birth of his third child, manager Brad Ausmus told media Thursday morning. Martinez will miss the weekend series against the Texas Rangers but can rejoin the team Monday in Houston for the first day of an 11-game road trip. John Hicks, who hit well earlier this year when he...
Grand Rapids Press May 18, 2017
Tigers lineup: With Miguel Cabrera out, Andrew Romine starts at 1st

Tigers lineup: With Miguel Cabrera out, Andrew Romine starts at 1st

Alex Avila will serve as catcher for Jordan Zimmermann. DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera will miss his second start in a row with a strained oblique muscle on Thursday afternoon. Andrew Romine will start at first base, while Alex Avila will serve as catcher for Jordan Zimmermann. The full lineup is below. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. J.D. Martinez, RF4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Alex Avila, C7. Tyler Collins, CF8. Andrew Romine, 1B9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C James McCann, OF Mikie Mahtook, IF Dixon Machado, 1B Miguel...
KFFL May 18, 2017

Tigers | Victor Martinez to miss a few days

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be placed on the paternity leave list after the ...
Detroit Tigers: Victor Martinez Can't Hit Clean-Up Anymore

Detroit Tigers: Victor Martinez Can't Hit Clean-Up Anymore

The Detroit Tigers could be a pennant contender this year in the American League if it wasnt for two glaring problems. The bullpen and Victor Martinez.Manager Brad Ausmus started to address the bullpen issue when he demoted veteran closerFrancisco Rodriguez and replaced him with Justin Wilso...
Grand Rapids Press May 17, 2017
Tigers lineup: Tyler Collins will try to break out of slump vs. Orioles

Tigers lineup: Tyler Collins will try to break out of slump vs. Orioles

There are no other changes from Tuesday nights 13-inning affair that the Tigers lost 13-11. DETROIT -- Tyler Collins, hitless in his last 30 at-bats, will get another chance to break out of his slump on Wednesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. He's in the lineup in center field, batting seventh. There are no other changes from Tuesday night's 13-inning affair that the Tigers lost 13-11. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. J.D. Martinez, RF7. Tyler Collins, CF8. James...
Grand Rapids Press May 16, 2017
Tigers lineup: Mikie Mahtook making 1st start in center field

Tigers lineup: Mikie Mahtook making 1st start in center field

Mahtook, a right-hander, usually plays against lefties, and southpaw Wade Miley is starting for Baltimore. DETROIT -- Mikie Mahtook will make his first start in center field for the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Mahtook, a right-hander, usually plays against lefties, and southpaw Wade Miley is starting for Baltimore.  The full lineup is below. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. J.D. Martinez, RF7. Mikie...

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