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J.D. Martinez | Outfielder | #28

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 20 (0) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with a homer and a triple as the Tigers bested the Royals on Tuesday.
Martinez got the Tigers on the board with a solo shot off of Matt Strahm in the second inning. He also drew a walk in the ballgame, reaching base safely three times in four plate appearances. He has been a monster since returning from the disabled list, slashing .301/.388/.658 with 13 homers and 28 RBI in only 170 plate appearances. Jun 27 - 11:18 PM

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J.D. Martinez belted his 11th home run of the season as the Tigers fell to the Diamondbacks in Tuesday's series opener.

Martinez tagged Diamondbacks' starter Zack Greinke for a two-run shot as part of a six-run sixth inning that tied the game. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they wouldn't score again after that. Martinez has been a monster at the dish since returning from the disabled list, hitting .303/.393/.717 with 11 homers and 25 RBI.
Jun 14 - 12:04 AM

J.D. Martinez came through with three hits on Friday, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers fell 5-3 in a loss to Boston.

He provided a double and two singles, though he wasn’t involved in any of Detroit’s three runs. Martinez was in a slump when the month began, but he’s kicked it into high gear by going 11 for his last 28 to raise his average from .271 to .310. He’s homered 10 times in only 87 at-bats this season.
Jun 10 - 1:14 AM

J.D. Martinez hit his 10th home run of the season Sunday in the Tigers' win over the White Sox.

He also hit his fourth double and drew a walk, finishing the day 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Martinez has been one of the most productive hitters in baseball since returning from his Lisfranc sprain in mid-May, boasting a 1.201 OPS through 22 games.
Jun 4 - 5:37 PM

J.D. Martinez blasted his ninth home run of the season on Friday as the Tigers routed the White Sox 15-5.

Martinez also doubled and tripled in the contest, finishing a single shy of the cycle. He plated Miguel Cabrera with a double in the first inning then crushed a solo homer off of Derek Holland in the third. With his 3-for-5 effort on Friday, Martinez is now slashing .297/.418/.797 with nine homers and 21 RBI.
Jun 2 - 11:14 PM

J.D. Martinez clubbed his eighth homer Monday against the Royals.

It was a three-run shot off Mike Minor. Martinez's eight homers have come in 17 games since he returned from the disabled list.
May 30 - 12:17 AM

J.D. Martinez is not in the Tigers' starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

He'll surely be back in there for the nightcap. JaCoby Jones is starting in his place in right field and batting eighth against Tyler Danish on Saturday afternoon.
May 27 - 12:14 PM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Martinez now has seven homers in 12 games since coming off the disabled list. Concerns about his Lisfranc sprain possibly affecting his on-field performance have effectively been put to bed. Martinez is also showing commendable patience, walking 13 times as compared to 11 strikeouts this far. In those 12 games, the 29-year-old is hitting .378/.540/.973 overall.
May 26 - 12:44 AM

J.D. Martinez is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

No injury to report, here, just a regular day off. He will be available to pinch-hit in the contest. Tyler Collins draws the start in right field in his place and will hit eighth. Daniel Morris will be taking the mound for the Tigers on Wednesday, to be opposed by Charlie Morton.
May 24 - 5:10 PM

J.D. Martinez hit his fifth homer and walked three times Thursday as the Tigers edged the Orioles 6-5.

Not only does Martinez have five homers in six games since coming off the disabled list, but he's walked a remarkable nine times. He's sporting a .680 OBP, which is just about as impressive as his 1.438 slugging percentage.
May 18 - 4:47 PM

J.D. Martinez homered twice and drew four walks in the Tigers' 13-inning loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Martinez hit a solo shot in the bottom of the third and a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh, finishing 2-for-3 with five RBI and two runs scored. The 29-year-old slugger is 6-for-12 (.500) with a ridiculous 2.147 OPS in four games since being activated from the disabled list May 12.
May 17 - 12:42 AM

J.D. Martinez finished 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Saturday's game against the Angels.

Martinez missed the first 33 games due to a sprained right foot. He struggled during his minor-league rehab assignment, but he is making up for lost time at the big-league level. He hasn't shown any ill effects of his foot injury and he is safe to plug back into the active fantasy lineup across all formats.
May 14 - 3:26 AM

Tigers activated OF J.D. Martinez from the 10-day disabled list.

Martinez will make his season debut on Friday, hitting sixth in the Tigers' lineup against Matt Shoemaker and the Angels. He can immediately be inserted into fantasy lineups who have patiently waited on his arrival.
May 12 - 6:48 PM

J.D. Martinez (foot) will be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said prior to Thursday's game that Martinez was "50/50" to be activated this weekend, but Jim Adduci (oblique) getting hurt has essentially made the club's decision for them. Martinez went just 4-for-26 while on his rehab assignment but did crank two home runs. He's been out all season with a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot.
May 12 - 10:53 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said late Wednesday that J.D. Martinez (foot) is "50/50" to join the active roster this weekend.

Martinez is starting at DH in his sixth rehab game Thursday with Triple-A Toledo. He has already played the outfield without issue, but the 29-year-old slugger is 0-for-11 with six strikeouts since moving his minor league rehab assignment from High-A Lakeland to the Triple-A level and the Tigers will want Martinez to feel fully locked in offensively before they activate him. Martinez has been out all season with a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot.
May 11 - 11:08 AM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Alex Presley
2Mikie Mahtook
3Andrew Romine
4Matt den Dekker
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Justin Wilson
2Shane Greene
3Alex Wilson
4Bruce Rondon
5Warwick Saupold
6Chad Bell
7Daniel Stumpf