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J.D. Martinez | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run as the Tigers fended off the Orioles on Sunday.
Martinez gave starter Daniel Norris some early run support when he drove a Ubaldo Jimenez offering over the fence in center field for a three-run home run. He suffered a scare on Saturday, when he left after fouling a ball off his knee. His performance Sunday was heartening for the Tigers. Martinez is batting .288/.347/.561 with 29 home runs and 71 RBI. Aug 2 - 5:09 PM

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J.D. Martinez (knee) is back in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

Martinez had to leave Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his left knee. X-rays came back clean, though, and he's feeling well enough to give it a go.
Aug 2 - 10:37 AM

J.D. Martinez left Saturday's game with a left knee contusion.

Martinez fouled a ball off his knee in his first at-bat of the game. His X-rays came back negative and the Tigers are calling him day-to-day. Tyler Collins replaced Martinez in right field and could start there Sunday if Martinez is too sore to play.
Aug 1 - 8:47 PM

J.D. Martinez left Saturday's game against the Orioles after fouling a ball off his left knee.

He finished his at-bat and stayed in the game for one more inning before being replaced by Tyler Collins. Martinez has had a breakout year for Detroit, slugging 28 homers while driving in 68 runs. The injury couldn't have come at a worse time as the Tigers are painfully thin at outfield after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets on Friday.
Aug 1 - 8:15 PM

J.D. Martinez smashed his 28th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Tigers to overcome the Orioles.

His two-run blast in the fourth inning gave the Tigers an early 4-0 lead, but like so many times this season the bullpen was unable to protect an early advantage. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-4. He is now hitting .287/.347/.556 with 28 home runs and 68 RBI.
Jul 31 - 10:41 PM

J.D. Martinez hit a long home run to center field, finishing 2-for-5 in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Nelson Cruz had hit a tape-measure home run out to center field in the top half of the third inning, so Martinez set out to best him in the bottom half. He drilled a two-run shot off of Taijuan Walker, going over the camera in center field. Martinez continues his outstanding season, batting .287/.345/.566 with 27 home runs and 62 RBI.
Jul 21 - 11:11 PM

J.D. Martinez started the second half of the season right where he left off in the first, clubbing his 26th home run in a victory over the Orioles.

The All-Star outfielder has been on a very impressive power binge, blasting 17 home runs in his last 31 games. With his 1-for-4 effort on Friday, he's now slashing .288/.346/.571 with 26 homers and 60 RBI on the year.
Jul 17 - 10:14 PM

J.D. Martinez hit his 24th home run of the season, setting a new career high and helping the Tigers bash their way to a win against the Mariners on Monday.

Martinez went back-to-back with Victor Martinez in the fourth inning and finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored on the evening. He has hit consecutively in seven games, homered in three consecutive games, and has homered 11 times in his last 13 games. Named an AL All-Star on Monday, Martinez is batting .290/.344/.573 with 24 home runs and 58 RBI this season.
Jul 7 - 1:31 AM

J.D. Martinez homered again, going 1-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Martinez hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Thus continues his power surge: he's homered 10 times in his last 12 games. Sunday's blast marked his 23rd of the season, matching his career best set last year. Martinez has also knocked in 56 runs while batting .285/.340/.563.
Jul 5 - 4:34 PM

J.D. Martinez continued his home run barrage in Saturday's 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays, smashing his 22nd home run of the season.

The 27-year-old outfielder has now clobbered 12 home runs in his last 18 games. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now slashing .284/.338/.555 with 22 homers and 55 RBI on the season.
Jul 4 - 4:37 PM

J.D. Martinez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Pirates.

Martinez's three-run shot in the eighth inning drew the Tigers to within 4-3, but the Pirates would score four times in the ninth to sap meaning from the bomb. The homer was his 21st of the season. Martinez hit a fantastic .290/.320/.677 with 11 homers and 26 RBI in the month of June alone and currently holds a season-long slash of .281/.335/.538 with 21 homers and 51 RBI. His career-high for homers in a season is 23. We're going to plant ourselves on a strong limb and say that he surpasses that soon enough.
Jul 2 - 4:44 PM

J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 but it wasn't enough for the Tigers in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

All three hits were singles, and the Tigers weren't able to bring him home even once. Martinez now has back-to-back three-hit nights. He's been red-hot since June 13, clubbing 10 home runs with 21 RBI while batting .365 (23-for-63). On the season, he has 20 home runs, 48 RBI, and a .281/.335/.538 triple-slash line.
Jul 1 - 10:37 PM

J.D. Martinez went 3-for-6 with a two-run home run, but the Tigers couldn't overcome the Pirates in 14 innings on Tuesday.

Martinez belted a two-run home run to left-center off of Tony Watson in the bottom of the eighth inning, knotting the game up at four apiece. It's his fourth home run in his last five games and his seventh in his last seven. He has 20 round-trippers on the year with 48 RBI and a .275/.330/.535 triple-slash line.
Jul 1 - 1:04 AM

J.D. Martinez blasted a solo home run in the eighth inning on Friday, propelling the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the White Sox.

The game had been knotted up at 4-4 before Martinez took Zach Duke over the wall in left-center for the game-winning blast. He has now homered in three consecutive games for the second time this month, and has nine home runs in his last 12 contests. On the season, he's slashing a healthy .274/.331/.533 with 19 home runs and 46 RBI.
Jun 26 - 10:26 PM

J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 10-inning loss to the White Sox.

Martinez reduced the Tigers' deficit to 5-4 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning off of Carlos Rodon, marking his fifth home run in his last four games. He's also gone yard nine times in June, giving him 18 on the season along with 45 RBI and a .270/.329/.522 batting line.
Jun 25 - 5:17 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Wilson
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Ian Krol
7Shane Greene
8Joe Nathan