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Tigers | Victor Martinez running

Detroit Tigers C Victor Martinez (knee) has picked up his running program, and he's on a schedule of three weekly baseball-running sessions. "Victor is not running at full speed, but he is running very well," team trainer Kevin Rand said. "We are doing low-volume (work) right now with a warm-up, turns at the bases, simulated running out of the batter's box and going from first to third." Martinez won't be pushed in spring training, but he'll be ready to serve as the designated hitter on opening day. He's been hitting live pitching and he hasn't had any issues swinging the bat. Martinez is expected to be the emergency third catcher this year with Cs Brayan Pena and Alex Avila doing the work behind the dish.

2013-01-15 09:57:35 | Source: FOXSportsDetroit.com - Steve Kornacki

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