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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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J.D. Martinez hit his fifth homer and walked three times Thursday as the Tigers edged the Orioles 6-5.
Not only does Martinez have five homers in six games since coming off the disabled list, but he's walked a remarkable nine times. He's sporting a .680 OBP, which is just about as impressive as his 1.438 slugging percentage. May 18 - 4:47 PM

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J.D. Martinez homered twice and drew four walks in the Tigers' 13-inning loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Martinez hit a solo shot in the bottom of the third and a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh, finishing 2-for-3 with five RBI and two runs scored. The 29-year-old slugger is 6-for-12 (.500) with a ridiculous 2.147 OPS in four games since being activated from the disabled list May 12.
May 17 - 12:42 AM

J.D. Martinez finished 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Saturday's game against the Angels.

Martinez missed the first 33 games due to a sprained right foot. He struggled during his minor-league rehab assignment, but he is making up for lost time at the big-league level. He hasn't shown any ill effects of his foot injury and he is safe to plug back into the active fantasy lineup across all formats.
May 14 - 3:26 AM

Tigers activated OF J.D. Martinez from the 10-day disabled list.

Martinez will make his season debut on Friday, hitting sixth in the Tigers' lineup against Matt Shoemaker and the Angels. He can immediately be inserted into fantasy lineups who have patiently waited on his arrival.
May 12 - 6:48 PM

J.D. Martinez (foot) will be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said prior to Thursday's game that Martinez was "50/50" to be activated this weekend, but Jim Adduci (oblique) getting hurt has essentially made the club's decision for them. Martinez went just 4-for-26 while on his rehab assignment but did crank two home runs. He's been out all season with a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot.
May 12 - 10:53 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said late Wednesday that J.D. Martinez (foot) is "50/50" to join the active roster this weekend.

Martinez is starting at DH in his sixth rehab game Thursday with Triple-A Toledo. He has already played the outfield without issue, but the 29-year-old slugger is 0-for-11 with six strikeouts since moving his minor league rehab assignment from High-A Lakeland to the Triple-A level and the Tigers will want Martinez to feel fully locked in offensively before they activate him. Martinez has been out all season with a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot.
May 11 - 11:08 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Martinez homered for High-A Lakeland over the weekend in his second rehab game and also played seven innings in right field. He was hitless in his first game for Triple-A Toledo Monday but played a full nine innings in the outfield. Martinez will play four games for Toledo before returning to the Tigers on Friday if all goes well. Martinez has been out all season with a sprained Lisfranc ligament in his right foot.
May 8 - 10:52 PM

J.D. Martinez (foot) homered in a rehab game with High-A Lakeland on Saturday and will now move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Toledo.

Martinez has also doubled among his three hits in eight rehab at-bats so far. He's expected to be activated by the Tigers sometime within the next week as long as all goes well. Martinez has been out all season with a sprained Lisfranc ligament in his right foot.
Source: Detroit News
May 7 - 9:01 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lakeland on Friday.

Martinez has been serving as a designated hitter lately at extended spring training and is ready to test things out in an official game. He'll DH on Friday and then play right field Saturday if all goes well. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll require before being activated. Martinez has been out all season with a sprained Lisfranc ligament in his right foot.
May 5 - 12:16 PM

J.D. Martinez (foot) is continuing to DH in extended spring training games.

He still hasn't been cleared to run the bases or play the outfield, though it does seem like that should be coming soon. The 29-year-old slugger will then head out on a minor league rehab assignment, which figures to last a full week. Martinez has been on the disabled list all season because of a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot.
Source: Detroit News
May 4 - 8:49 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) was sore after taking nine at-bats in extended spring training Friday.

It's not unexpected after a long layoff, but it did result in Martinez receiving treatment Saturday and Sunday rather than getting in more at-bats. He could return to extended spring action on Monday.
Apr 30 - 11:48 AM

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

The next step for Martinez will be playing in extended spring training games at the Tigers' facility in Lakeland, Florida. He began running last week and has reported no lingering discomfort around his once-sprained Lisfranc ligament. The 29-year-old slugger is on course to make his 2017 debut sometime in early May.
Apr 27 - 10:53 AM

J.D. Martinez (foot) ran outside Monday at the Tigers' spring training complex in Lakeland, Florida.

"Best he's felt," manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Tuesday. Martinez was cleared for running last Friday but turned up the intensity in his workout Monday and experienced no lingering discomfort around his Lisfranc sprain. The 29-year-old slugger is on track to join the Tigers' active roster in early May, after a minor league rehab assignment.
Apr 25 - 4:31 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Andrew Romine
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Justin Wilson
2Francisco Rodriguez
3Shane Greene
4Alex Wilson
5Chad Bell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Blaine Hardy
8Warwick Saupold