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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
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
6Matt Boyd
7Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Kyle Ryan
9Jeff Ferrell
10Jose Valdez
11Joe Nathan