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Tigers | Victor Martinez may not play 1B

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:43:53 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) may not play first base at all this season, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers are trying to manage Martinez's ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) surgically repaired left knee in the early going, although he played in 21 of the team's 23 games in April. He's expected to avoid a DL stint, too. If his knee improves over time, we're likely to see his numbers improve, as well. Until then, you should consider benching him in standard leagues and avoiding him at FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez not a DL candidate

Fri, 01 May 2015 11:18:52 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will not be put on the disabled list to allow his knee some rest, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus is seeing signs that Martinez's ailing left knee is improving this week. Martinez's early-season struggles are related to him not being able to push off his surgically repaired left knee. He's showed glimpses of power from both sides of the plate this week, and Ausmus doesn't think the knee is bothering him much anymore. "Just by watching him, I can tell (he's getting better)," Ausmus said. "I told him (Wednesday) after the game, he's really close to being where he was. But whenever he seems to square a ball up, it seems to get caught." Martinez is currently hitting .231 with no home runs and nine RBI in 21 games.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been a disappointment to his owners, but it should come as no surprise to most after he had surgery during spring training. If his knee improves over time, his numbers could be on the rise, but you'll want to avoid him, for now, at FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez injury update

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:06:37 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez's (knee) knee irritation is in a different area than where he had his knee surgery (meniscus) in the offseason, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is playing through the injury, but he hasn't been producing at the level we've come to expect. Over his last 10 games, Martinez is 4-for-32 without an extra-base hit and just three runs and five RBI. Until he plays better avoid him in FantasyScore contests, and it isn't out of the question to bench him in mixed leagues.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez day-to-day

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:13:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will be day-to-day for the foreseeable future, according to manager Brad Ausmus. The team is facing right-handed pitchers for the rest of the week.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has continued knee soreness, and it bothers him more when he swings from the left side of the plate. Martinez is in the lineup Tuesday, and as long as he's playing, he's an acceptable option for FantasyScore users. However, there's a good chance he could be rested later this week.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez to keep playing

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:16:30 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) has played in three straight games and will be in the lineup for the foreseeable future, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Martinez is working his way back to 100% health after offseason knee surgery. He has been moving around with a limp early in the season, and he tweaked the knee in the second week. However, his soreness is in his kneecap and not in the surgically-repaired area. An MRI exam last week showed no additional damage to Martinez's knee. If the soreness doesn't go away, Ausmus said the team may have to put him on the disabled list. Martinez is most affected while swinging left-handed, and he has been told, on occasion, to hold off on swinging lefty.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is hitting .290 (9-for-31) despite playing through his knee soreness. When he's in the lineup, he's not a bad FantasyScore option, but you'll need to stay alert and make sure he's in there. Continued knee soreness will make him more of a risky fantasy asset.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez to return Saturday

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:57:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will return to the lineup Saturday, April 18, against the Chicago White Sox, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has had several days to rest his troublesome knee, so he should be just fine for the rest of the weekend. Despite facing White Sox starter Chris Sale tomorrow, V-Mart may still be a good play at FantasyScore. Martinez is 15-for-29 (.517) with three homers and six RBI in his career against the southpaw batting from the right side.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez's knee still barking

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:40:35 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) is out of the lineup Friday, April 17, due to soreness in his knee, according to manager Brad Ausmus. The team is hopeful Martinez can serve as a pinch-hitter.

Fantasy Tip: V-Mart ($5,100, 10.2% of your cap) is likely questionable for the rest of the weekend against the Chicago White Sox. Rajai Davis ($2,700, 5.4% of your cap) already plays a fair amount, but he will probably be in the lineup while Martinez is out. He's a great low-end flyer on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez out Friday

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:00:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) is out of the lineup Friday, April 17, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: V-Mart ($5,100, 10.2% of your cap) must still be affected by the knee ailment that crept up earlier in the week. Yoenis Cespedes ($4,200, 8.4%) gets the partial day off at DH and is a daily OF consideration on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez on bench in NL series

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be relegated to pinch-hitting duties Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15, against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League park.

Fantasy Tip: V-Mart ($4,900, 9.8% of your cap) should be avoided on FantasyScore until the Tigers return home Friday against the Chicago White Sox.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez out Monday

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:10:30 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) is out of the lineup Monday, April 13, in a National League park.

Fantasy Tip: V-Mart ($4,900, 9.8% of your cap) missed a game over the weekend after he felt a pinch in his surgically repaired left knee, and we'd be surprised to see him as more than a pinch-hitter the next three days. Avoid him on FantasyScore until they return to American League play this weekend.

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