Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:06:23 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera will see some playing time at third base during the team's upcoming interleague series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, in order to keep the bat of 1B/DH Victor Martinez in the starting lineup. Manager Brad Ausmus said it is unlikely that Martinez will see any time behind the plate because of the physical demands of the position, given his recent back problems.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:23:04 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be in the lineup for the second game of the team's doubleheader Saturday, July 19.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez was sidelined by a back injury prior to the All-Star break, but the fact that he is playing in both games of the doubleheader is a good indication that he is feeling 100 percent. Make sure you have him in your lineups.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:51:55 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (side) returned to the lineup Friday, July 18, against the Cleveland Indians. He finished 2-for-4 with a run scored in his first game played since July 4.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:36:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) is in the lineup Friday, July 18.
Fantasy Tip: As expected, Martinez is ready to go. Get him back into your daily lineups.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:11:17 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) will not play in the final two games before the All-Star break, but the team expects him to be able to play in the first game after the break, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:45:15 -0700
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler has been added to the American League roster for the 2014 All-Star Game in place of Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back).
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:22:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) is likely to sit out all four games this weekend against the Kansas City Royals heading into the All-Star break, according to manager Brad Ausmus. That'll give Martinez eight more days to rest his back.
Fantasy Tip: This will make the decision to bench Martinez easy for the rest of the week. Hopefully he'll come out of the All-Star break 100 percent healthy and ready to go.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:38:42 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: At this rate, he's probably going to sit out until the All-Star break is done, but stay tuned the rest of the week to be sure.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:21:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) remains day-to-day and will be handled carefully, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Fantasy Tip: This is looking more and more like an extended vacation that will last through the All-Star break.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:06:27 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 8. He has missed three straight contests and five of the last seven.
Fantasy Tip: J.D. Martinez sticks in the lineup as designated hitter Tuesday. V-Mart may require a DL stint if his back continues to bother him, but they may just rest him until after the All-Star break to avoid that.