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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 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

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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

J.D. Martinez ripped a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

His longball in the seventh inning got the Tigers on the board, but that's as close as they got with Carlos Carrasco cruising most of the day. Martinez now has 17 home runs on the season to put him on pace for 38, which would far surpass the 23 he hit in last year's breakout campaign.
Jun 24 - 3:23 PM

J.D. Martinez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

It sounds like a routine day off for Martinez, who is 1-for-9 with seven strikeouts against Danny Salazar. Chris Iott of MLive.com points out that this is the second time Brad Ausmus has sat Martinez against Salazar in recent weeks. Rajai Davis is starting in right field.
Source: MLive.com
Jun 23 - 3:28 PM

J.D. Martinez had a monster afternoon Sunday, launching three home runs and driving in six in a blowout win over the Yankees.

Martinez had a two-run shot off of Masahiro Tanaka in the first inning and then a solo blast off Tanaka in the fifth before capping off his day with a three-run dinger off of Danny Burawa in the sixth. The Tigers outfielder has had his ups and downs this season, but he now has six longballs over his last eight contests and his 16 for the year puts him on pace for 38.
Jun 21 - 4:09 PM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a single and an RBI double in Saturday's beatdown at the hands of the Yankees.

Martinez notched his 35th RBI of the season with a double off Yankees starter Nate Eovaldi in the seventh inning, but it merely acted as cosmetic effect in his team's 14-3 loss to the Bronx Bombers. Martinez has been a dependable offensive cog in the machine this season and is hitting .269/.329/.478 with 13 homers, 35 RBI and 36 runs scored.
Jun 20 - 11:43 PM

J.D. Martinez homered in his third consecutive game on Monday, helping the Tigers take down the Reds.

Not that starter Anibal Sanchez needed it, but Martinez provided some insurance in the sixth inning with a two-run home run to right-center off of reliever Nate Adcock. Martinez finished 2-for-4 on the evening, giving him three straight multi-hit games, which happen to have also each included a home run. The slugger now has 13 homers on the season along with 34 RBI and a .270/.331/.489 triple-slash line.
Jun 15 - 10:01 PM

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run, part of a 2-for-4 effort on Sunday as the Tigers topped the Indians.

Martinez gave the Tigers plenty of cushion, turning a 2-0 lead into a 5-0 lead in the sixth inning with a three-run blast off of Scott Atchison. The outfielder has now gone yard 12 times this season while knocking in 32 runs and batting .266/.328/.476.
Jun 14 - 5:48 PM

J.D. Martinez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

No injury here, just a bad match-up. Martinez is 1-for-9 with seven strikeouts against Indians starter Danny Salazar. Tyler Collins will get the outfield start in his place.
Jun 12 - 3:19 PM

J.D. Martinez hit a two-run home run and recorded three RBI in Sunday's 6-4 win over the White Sox.

Martinez hit an RBI single in the fourth inning, then took White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija deep in the sixth inning for a two-run shot. He would finish the game 2-for-4. The homer was his 10th of the season and the three RBI pushed Martinez's season total to 26. He's slashing .258/.319/.452 this season, numbers that are a far cry from those he posted during his breakout 2014 season. In 2014, he hit .315/.358/.553 over 441 at-bats.
Jun 7 - 5:18 PM

J.D. Martinez crushed a three-run homer in the third inning on Friday, leading the Tigers offensive attack in a 6-2 win over the Astros.

Martinez clobbered what looked to be a game-changing three-run homer to left field on the previous pitch, which hooked just foul at the last second. He then took the next Collin McHugh offering deep to right-center field to put the Tigers on top 3-2. He finished the night 2-for-3 and is now slashing .266/.337/.487 with nine homers and 21 RBI on the season.
May 22 - 10:17 PM

J.D. Martinez (back) is in the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Twins.

Martinez made an early exit on Wednesday night after experiencing some tightness in his lower back, but it obviously wasn't a huge deal. He's at DH on Thursday.
May 14 - 10:22 AM

J.D. Martinez left Wednesday's game with lower back tightness.

Martinez exited in the sixth inning after feeling tightness in his back. The good news is that the club has labeled him day to day, so he should be back before long.
May 13 - 9:11 PM

J.D. Martinez left Wednesday's game against the Twins with a possible back injury.

Martinez was seen grabbing his back before going down the dugout tunnel. Rajai Davis pinch-hit for him in the sixth inning. Martinez was 2-for-2 before leaving. The Tigers should provide an update on his injury soon.
May 13 - 9:06 PM

J.D. Martinez provided the Tigers one of their two runs in Tuesday's win against the Twins with a solo home run.

Martinez, who went 1-for-4, homered in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie. The slugger had been slumping but registered hits in his previous two games. That, along with his homer on Tuesday, may be a sign he's out of his slump. His triple-slash line is a mediocre .223/.293/.455 with seven home runs and 16 RBI.
May 12 - 10:17 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Tom Gorzelanny
6Alex Wilson
7Bruce Rondon
8Joe Nathan