Victor Martinez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.
Victor Martinez went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Royals, dropping his average to .187.
Victor Martinez had three hits Tuesday to raise his average from .146 to .194.
Victor Martinez (thumb) is tentatively in Wednesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
Victor Martinez is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays with a cut on his right thumb.
Victor Martinez is unable to hit from the left side of the plate because of minor back soreness.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he is "backing off" of using Victor Martinez as much as he has early in spring but reiterated that the designated hitter is "fine."
Victor Martinez went 3-for-3 with a homer off Roy Halladay in a tie game between the Tigers and Phillies on Sunday.
Victor Martinez (knee) felt good after making his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the Braves.
Victor Martinez (knee) said Wednesday that he plans to be available at catcher during interleague play.
Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon said Victor Martinez (knee) has looked "unbelievable" at the plate during early hitting at the Tigers' spring training complex.
Victor Martinez told reporters on Thursday afternoon that he is fully recovered from left knee surgery.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said on MLB Network Radio on Wednesday that Victor Martinez (knee) will not catch at all in 2013.
Victor Martinez (knee) began a running program Friday.