Victor Martinez 41 | Designated Hitter

Detroit Tigers

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Thu. Apr 10, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Martinez hit a leadoff home run in the 10th against Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen, and Detroit pulled out a 7-6 victory on Wednesday. Impact: Martinez finished the night 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs. Martinez, batting .321 in the early going, has hit safely in all but one of his first seven games.(STATS, 6:16pm)
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Martinez went 3-for-3 with a home run against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Impact: Martinez already has two home runs this year to go with his .321 batting average. While the four runs batted in are disappointing so far, Martinez is hitting well and batting in the middle of a potent offense. It is worth noting that Martinez was the Tigers starting catcher in the game - in some leagues that will be enough for him to qualify at catcher for you.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Martinez, in addition to playing first base, will bat fifth for the Tigers on Tuesday, MLive's James Schmehl reports. Impact: Miguel Cabrera was shifted to fourth in the order to put a little more room between the back-to-back MVP and the Tigers' pitcher in the lineup, thus moving Martinez to fifth in the order.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Martinez will play first base Tuesday with no designated hitter in Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin reports. Impact: Miguel Cabrera will move to third base, in a defensive alignment discussed by the Tigers before the season for when they would travel to National League ballparks. Martinez could also occasionally get behind the dish for certain interleague games this season, and could become eligible at both positions in certain formats.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed that Martinez will be behind the plate during some of the team's interleague games this season, James Schmehl of MLive Media reports. Impact: That's music to owners' ears, especially those in leagues where one and five games are the minimum needed for eligibility. Ausmus also said he would like to shift Miguel Cabrera over to third as well and get Martinez time at first base. It's unclear just how many games Martinez will get at each position, but it definitely raises his stock in some leagues.(RotoWire, )
Victor Martinez
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 210  Age: 35
Bats: S  Throws: R
Born: 12/23/1978, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
College: None
Debut: 2002
Salary: $12,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury