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J.D. Martinez | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Rangers.
Martinez hit a two-run shot off Rangers starter Cole Hamels in the first inning. He's now got 38 homers on the year, and the two RBI pushed him over the century mark for the season. He's become one of the premier power hitters in the game this season, and with a few games to go Martinez is batting .281/.343/.537 with 91 runs scored overall. Sep 30 - 12:14 AM

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J.D. Martinez went 2-for-6 and hit a two-run homer in the 12th as the Tigers beat the Twins 7-4 on Wednesday.

The homer gave the Tigers bullpen much-needed room for error after Ian Kinsler's RBI single provided the team with a lead in the 12th. The Tigers had previously blown leads in the seventh and ninth innings. Martinez's homer was his 37th. He'd have more than 96 RBI if he hadn't spent so much time batting behind the hobbled Victor Martinez.
Sep 17 - 1:54 AM

J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI on Sunday, leading the Tigers to a 9-2 victory over the Indians and salvaging the second game of a doubleheader.

Martinez got the Tigers on the board with a two-run single in the third inning, then chipped in an RBI double in the sixth. In what has been a train-wreck of a season for the Tigers, Martinez has been a huge bright spot, slashing .285/.345/.549 with 36 homers and 94 RBI.
Sep 13 - 9:26 PM

J.D. Martinez hit his 36th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Martinez actually had two RBI in the game, drawing a bases-loaded walk in the sixth before belting a solo shot in the eighth. His 36 home runs are fourth in the American League, and his 91 RBI are sixth-most. He's batting .282/.344/.551 with 80 runs scored on the year.
Sep 9 - 1:18 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus isn't sure if J.D. Martinez (triceps) will play on Sunday.

He took a pitch off his triceps in Saturday's win over Cleveland. Ausmus said he wanted to see if Martinez's triceps tightened up over night before filling out his lineup. He never left the game so we're guessing it isn't anything too serious. Rajai Davis would likely be asked to fill in at right field if Martinez is too sore to play on Sunday.
Sep 5 - 11:35 PM

J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Martinez connected for a two-run homer off Indians starter Danny Salazar in the third inning. After a breakout 2014, Martinez had a lot of pressure to prove that he could do it again. He has come through with flying colors via a .287/.349/.556 triple-slash, 35 homers and 89 RBI. His numbers stand comfortably beside those of the best hitters in the American League.
Sep 5 - 10:51 PM

J.D. Martinez is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the 28-year-old slugger. He's enjoying another monster season offensively, slashing .289/.350/.562 with 34 homers and 87 RBI.
Aug 29 - 10:13 AM

J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a triple in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

Martinez's triple was the only extra-base hit the Tigers scraped together in the 2-0 loss. It was his second of the season and eighth three-bagger of his career. When he's not flashing his wheels, he's hitting .292/.353/.567 with 34 homers and 87 RBI. Martinez is in the midst of his most productive season at the major league level.
Aug 27 - 4:07 PM

J.D. Martinez blasted his 34th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-4 in Wednesday's victory over the Angels.

Martinez led off the fourth inning with a double but was stranded. In the fifth, he made it a four-run frame when he drove a Hector Santiago pitch to left field for a two-run round-tripper. Along with 34 homers, Martinez has plated 87 runs while batting .291/.353/.564 in what has been a tremendous follow-up to his breakout in 2014.
Aug 26 - 10:17 PM

J.D. Martinez doubled and hit a three-run home run across five at-bats in Monday's loss to the Reds.

Martinez started the scoring, plating three with a home run off of Keyvius Sampson in the top of the first inning. It was a lead the Tigers would hold until deflating in a 10-run bottom of the sixth. Martinez has gone yard 33 times this season, knocking in 84 runs while batting .288/.350/.554. It has truly been a remarkable year for the Astros castoff.
Aug 24 - 10:49 PM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's win against the Cubs.

Martinez pushed the Tigers' lead to 3-0 in the first inning when he drilled a Jason Hammel pitch over the fence in center field. Now with 31 home runs, he's on pace to finish the season with 42 -- quite an impressive feat after setting a career-high with 23 last year. Martinez has also knocked in 79 runs while batting .288/.349/.553.
Aug 19 - 2:11 AM

J.D. Martinez clubbed his 30th home run of the season on Friday, accounting for all of the Tigers' offense in a loss to the Red Sox.

His two-run blast came courtesy of Red Sox starter Joe Kelly in the fourth inning. Martinez also singled and doubled in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-4. He's having an even better year than his breakout 2014 campaign, slashing .291/.351/.565 with the aforementioned 30 long balls and 73 RBI.
Aug 7 - 10:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Jefry Marte
LF1Tyler Collins
2Steven Moya
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
6Kyle Lobstein
7Randy Wolf
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Kyle Ryan
9Jeff Ferrell
10Jose Valdez
11Ian Krol
12Buck Farmer
13Joe Nathan