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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
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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday that J.D. Martinez (foot) is on track to be activated from the disabled list in late April or early May.
Martinez ran outside on Friday at 40-60 percent effort and his ailing right foot felt better than expected the day after. He'll do more running Monday and doesn't appear to be far off from a rehab assignment. Martinez is making his way back from a sprained Lisfranc ligament. Apr 23 - 11:45 AM

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J.D. Martinez (foot) took batting practice on Wednesday.

While Martinez has been cleared to swing the bat, he has not yet been cleared to either run or participate in outfield drills. His timetable for return remains somewhat murky, as it is still unclear just when he might be healthy enough to embark on a minor league rehab assignment. General manager Al Avila said last week that Martinez is "not too far away from coming back." The 29-year-old outfielder is on the recovery trail from a sprained Lisfranc ligament in his right foot. Lisfranc injuries sometimes have a tendency to linger, so this will be one to watch even after Martinez rejoins the team.
Apr 19 - 9:11 PM

J.D. Martinez (foot) hasn't been cleared to run or participate in outfield drills.

Martinez is expected to join the team this week in Tampa, though only to take batting practice and sit in the dugout during the club's series against the Rays. Tigers general manager Al Avila said late last week that Martinez was closing in on a minor league rehab assignment, but it's unclear when he'll be ready. Coming back from a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot, Martinez will likely be eased into action as the DH before playing the field. He could join the Tigers by late April or early May.
Source: Detroit News
Apr 17 - 8:39 AM

Tigers GM Al Avila told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that J.D. Martinez (foot) "should be playing in games in the next few days."

"He's not too far away from coming back," added the general manager. Martinez faced live pitching Wednesday in Lakeland, Florida for the first time since suffering a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot and apparently looked strong. The real test will be running the bases and tracking down balls in the outfield, but Martinez can DH in his first several minor league rehab games. The 29-year-old right fielder is on track to join the the Tigers' active roster around late April or early May.
Apr 13 - 11:21 AM

J.D. Martinez is scheduled to face live pitching Wednesday in Lakeland, Florida for the first time since suffering a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot.

If all goes well, Martinez could join up with the Tigers next week in Tampa for rounds of pregame batting practice. A minor league rehab assignment could then follow. The 29-year-old outfielder is currently on track to make his 2017 regular-season debut sometime in early May, but he'll obviously need to avoid setbacks.
Apr 12 - 10:47 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) took batting practice on Monday.

Martinez is making encouraging strides from the sprained Lisfranc ligament in his right foot. It's unclear when he'll be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment, but he's said to be ahead of schedule.
Apr 11 - 10:32 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) began taking swings on Friday and is progressing well in his recovery according to Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus.

While he's still several weeks away from a potential return to game action, it's encouraging that he's making progress in his recovery. Barring any setbacks, Martinez could be looking at a return in early May.
Apr 8 - 10:36 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) is continuing his physical therapy at the Tigers' spring training complex and reports on his recovery are positive.

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News had speculated that Martinez being re-evaluated after having his cast removed could be bad news, but it appears there was just some confusion. Martinez still has a ways to go in his rehab, however.
Apr 6 - 11:36 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) is headed back to see Dr. Robert Anderson to be re-evaluated.

The Tigers aren't offering any more details, but Chris McCosky of the Detroit News speculates that it could mean Martinez is still feeling pain in his right foot after having his cast removed on Monday. If that's the case, it looks like this might be a notable setback. The Tigers should provide more on Martinez's status later Thursday.
Apr 6 - 10:52 AM

J.D. Martinez had the cast removed from his right foot on Monday.

Martinez, who is coming back from a sprained Lisfranc ligament in his foot, also went through some physical therapy on Monday. The expectation was that the Tigers would know more about a potential timetable after having the cast removed, so we should hear something soon. The Tigers previously indicated that he'll be shut down through at least mid-April.
Apr 4 - 11:30 AM

J.D. Martinez will have the cast on his sprained right foot removed on Monday.

The Tigers are expected to know more about a potential timetable for Martinez at that point. The club has said previously that Martinez would be shut down until at least mid-April before possibly being allowed to resume baseball activities. Tyler Collins and Mikie Mahtook will handle right field while Martinez is sidelined.
Apr 2 - 3:29 PM

Tigers placed OF J.D. Martinez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with a right mid-foot sprain.

Those who own Martinez in fantasy leagues should now have a roster spot to play with. Martinez is expected to be sidelined until at least sometime in May due to a sprained Lisfranc ligament in his right foot. Tyler Collins and Mikie Mahtook are in line to share right field in Detroit while Martinez is on the shelf.
Mar 31 - 11:02 AM

J.D. Martinez will be shut down for 3-4 weeks after being diagnosed with a sprained Lisfranc ligament in his right foot.

Martinez doesn't need surgery, but he'll be in a cast for 7-10 days and won't be ready for baseball activities again until well into April. It will obviously be quite a while after that before he's ready to play in a major league game. Steven Moya is likely to handle right field while Martinez is on the shelf.
Mar 24 - 4:13 PM

J.D. Martinez said Wednesday that he's able to put weight on his sprained right foot.

That's encouraging to hear, but we really won't know anything specific until he goes for a CT scan during a visit to Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Friday. There's no clear timetable right now, but Opening Day is probably unrealistic. It's time to move him down draft boards slightly.
Mar 22 - 9:00 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) will undergo a stress CT scan while visiting Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Friday.

The Tigers have the MRI results on Martinez's right foot, but they want him to see a specialist before they reveal anything. This all seems to be pointing toward an extended absence for the outfielder, but more will obviously be known in a few days. If you have your fantasy draft before then, you'd be wise to move Martinez down in your rankings a bit.
Mar 20 - 4:41 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1JaCoby Jones
2Andrew Romine
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Mikie Mahtook
4Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Shane Greene
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Kyle Ryan
6Anibal Sanchez
7Daniel Stumpf
8Blaine Hardy
9Joe Jimenez