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Victor Martinez | Designated Hitter | #41

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 12/23/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1996 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Victor Martinez swatted a two-run home run for his first longball of the season in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
V-Mart also added a pair of singles for his second three-hit game of the season. Martinez has five base knocks over his last two games to push his average from .235 all the way up to .310. The 39-year-old also had a nice spring and should be rostered in deeper mixed leagues at this point. Apr 17 - 9:36 PM

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Victor Martinez is absent from the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. The Tigers have a gimpy Miguel Cabrera in the designated hitter spot, with Niko Goodrum getting a start at first base. They'll also giving John Hicks a start at catcher while James McCann gets a breather.
Apr 8 - 11:10 AM

Victor Martinez had three hits in a 9-7 extra-innings win over the White Sox in extra-innings on Thursday.

All three hits were singles, and Martinez also drew a walk. There's a lot of baseball left, but it's nice to see the 39-year-old remind us of the player that was among the best designated hitters in baseball not too long ago. He'll need to show he can stay healthy and he provides no value on the bases, but there just might be a little more offense left in the bat, and he could be a DFS option against right-handed pitchers.
Apr 5 - 9:36 PM

Victor Martinez went 2-for-3 with a double, a sac fly and three RBI against the Royals on Monday.

No runs scored, though. Last year, Martinez scored a total of 38 runs in 107 games. He probably won't do much better this year, as he's probably the league's slowest runner in the AL at this point and he doesn't have much behind him in the Tigers lineup.
Apr 2 - 4:24 PM

Victor Martinez is not in the Tigers' lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Pirates.

He'll get a breather while Miguel Cabrera serves as the club's designated hitter. Niko Goodrum is starting at first base and batting fifth for the Tigers.
Apr 1 - 6:08 PM

Victor Martinez went 2-for-3 and drove in a run against the Yankees on Saturday.

He poked an RBI-single to left that scored Jeimer Candelario in the third inning. The 39-year-old DH is a natural-born hitter. The only thing that can stop him from being a good fantasy asset is his health. He missed a good chunk of last season with a heart issue but is back in action now and expected to play nearly every day.
Mar 17 - 8:02 PM

Victor Martinez launched his fourth home run of the spring Sunday in the Tigers' 6-3 Grapefruit League win over the Braves.

It was a solo shot in the bottom of the second off Braves right-hander Matt Wisler. Martinez boasts a .945 OPS this spring, but it's hard to trust that he'll be able to hold up physically in what will be his age-39 season.
Mar 11 - 4:05 PM

Victor Martinez hit his third spring homer Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Not bad for a guy who hit 10 homers in 392 at-bats for the Tigers last year. A healthier Martinez should be more productive this season, but he still probably doesn't have a lot to offer fantasy leaguers at this point.
Mar 7 - 4:58 PM

Victor Martinez (heart) said Monday that he was able to do his normal offseason training program.

Good news. Martinez missed the final month of the season with an irregular heartbeat and eventually underwent a cardiac ablation procedure, but he felt fine during the offseason and will enter spring training with no limitations. If healthy, the 39-year-old is projected to serve as the Tigers' regular designated hitter this season, though he could be a logical trade candidate during the summer.
Feb 19 - 9:20 AM

Victor Martinez, who missed the last month of the season due to an irregular heartbeat that required an ablation procedure, is healthy and has been working out since early November.

Martinez will almost certainly be the Tigers' primary DH to begin next season, though if the opportunity comes to trade him, the team shouldn't hesitate to take advantage. He wouldn't seem to have much left to offer for fantasy purposes.
Source: Detroit News
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 06:40:00 PM

Tigers activated DH Victor Martinez from the 60-day disabled list.

Martinez missed the final month of the season and eventually underwent a heart ablation procedure. Slated to turn 39 next month, V-Mart should be OK for spring training and is in line to be the Tigers' designated hitter again in 2018.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Victor Martinez underwent a heart ablation procedure Monday in Detroit.

V-Mart was officially shut down for the season on September 2 due to ongoing heart problems. The veteran designated hitter is owed $18 million from the Tigers in 2018.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 04:38:00 PM

Tigers transferred DH Victor Martinez from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Artie Lewicki. Martinez is out for the season and will undergo a heart ablation procedure.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 10:18:00 AM

Victor Martinez (heart) will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.

Martinez will undergo a heart ablation procedure to correct the problems that he has been having with an irregular heartbeat. He should be fully healthy and ready to return in 2018.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 03:23:00 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus suggested Sunday that Victor Martinez (heart) might not return this season.

Martinez was admitted to the hospital Saturday, for the second time in two months, due to an irregular heartbeat. He's now back on the disabled list. "You don’t mess around with the heart," Ausmus said. "We’re not talking about a sprained ankle or something minor. This is something you take very seriously because it could be life- threatening. I don’t know what’s going to happen going forward." Nicholas Castellanos served as the Tigers' designated hitter on Sunday, with Andrew Romine playing third base. There will be a rotation at DH down the stretch in Detroit.
Source: Detroit News
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 08:57:00 AM