Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez

Victor Martinez (1B,DH)

Detroit Tigers

Bats: B   Throws: R

Victor Martinez finished 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and a grand slam on Sunday. Martinez is 7-for-14 with three home runs, five runs scored, and 10 RBI over the last seven days. He has an .838 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has a five-game hitting streak and has a home run in three of his last five games, registering a multi-RBI game in each of those games. He has a .250 batting average in September with two doubles, four home runs, nine runs scored, and 11 RBI.

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Martinez missed Tuesday's game against Minnesota due to a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch Sunday against Cleveland. The Tigers won 8-1 without their cleanup hitter in the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: His status appears to be day-to-day, but with Martinez being 37 and having knee issues in the past they may be cautious about getting him back in the lineup too soon. This season he is batting .287 with 24 home runs ans 77 RBI.

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Victor Martinez with an RBI

Sun, Sep 18th 5:17pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Victor Martinez finished 0-for-4 with an RBI on Sunday. Martinez is 5-for-24 with a double, RBI, and run scored over the last seven days. He has an .812 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez is hitless in three of his last four games and has not had a multi-hit game since September 12. He has a .190 batting average with a home run, two doubles, two RBI, and four runs scored in September.

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Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk in the Tigers 4-2 win versus the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: His batting average has been good lately going 8-for-26 hitting .308 in his last seven games but his power stroke has disappeared wth only one home run in his last 15 games.

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Martinez went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Tigers 7-4 loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has struggled lately going 5-for-27 batting just .185 in his last seven games. Hopefully his multi-hit game will help bring him out of his slump. This season he is batting .293 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI.

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Victor Martinez finished 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored against Minnesota on Tuesday. Martinez is 6-for-20 with two home runs, four RBI, and five runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .849 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has three multi-hit games over his last 10 games, keeping his batting average over .300 for the season, and now has 40 extra-base hits in 2016. He is hitting .306 with three doubles, six home runs, 12 runs scored, and 13 RBI this month.

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Martinez went 2-for-4 including a second-inning home run in the Tigers 4-1 loss to Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact: In the three-game series versus the Royals he went 3-for-12 with his 22nd home run of the season. In his last 15 games he is batting .333 with five home runs and 10 RBI.

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Martinez went 3-for-5 with a double and his 21st home run of the season in the Tigers 7-0 win versus Texas. He also had two RBI in the game.

Fantasy Impact: In his last 15 games, Martinez has gone 23-for-59 batting .390 with four home runs and 11 RBI with a .644 slugging percentage in that span.

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Victor Martinez hits 20th HR

Wed, Aug 10th 10:08am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Victor Martinez hit his 20th HR of the season in a losing effort on Tuesday. He finished 2-for-7 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez continues to be solid this season, posting an OPS of .849 with the 20 long balls and 66 RBI. He hits in the middle of a strong Tigers' lineup and should be able to continue to produce through the remainder of the season.

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Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer run in the fourth inning of the Tigers 4-3 win versus the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: He now has two home runs in his last three games and has gone 3-for-9 in that span with three walks and four RBI.

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Martinez went 2-for-4 including a double and his 18th home run of the season in the Tigers 11-5 win versus the White Sox. He also had a walk and two runs scored in the game.

Fantasy Impact: In his last seven games, he is batting .444 going 12-for-27 with one home run and six RBI with a .593 slugging percentage which means his power is coming back.

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Martinez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Tigers' 11-0 victory versus Houston.

Fantasy Impact: It was a good week for Matinez, as he went 11-for-27 batting .407 in his last seven games. While his batting average has risen his power seems to have faded with just one home run since July 1.

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V-Mart is now eight for his last 19 at-bats (.421 AVG) and is riding a nice five-game hitting streak. Although he's only batting .217 for the month of July, he might be finally hitting his groove.

Fantasy Impact: A previously perennial .300 hitter, V-Mart might be breathing life back into his bat. Take the recent hot streak with a grain of salt though, as Martinez has only 4 extra base hits all month. If your team is struggling in AVG or OBP, consider trading for V-Mart, the singles machine.

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Martinez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a RBI in the Tigers 6-2 loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has struggled lately going 2-for-25 and a .080 batting average in his last seven games.

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Martinez went 1-for-4 with a key two-run infield single in the seventh inning of the Tigers 4-2 win versus the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez had a strong first half of the season batting .305 with 17 home runs and 54 RBI. As long as he stays healthy, which has always been a concern with Victor, he should continue to produce numbers at the same rate the second half of the season.

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Martinez went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in the Tigers 12-1 loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: He has been the Tigers best hitter in the first half of the season batting .318 with 16 home runs and 51 RBI. In his last 15 games, he has gone 17-for-58 with four home runs and 13 RBI.

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Martinez went 2-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI in the Tigers 10-2 win against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: He now has 16 home runs and seven of them in his last 15 games. For the season he is batting .324 and has gone 5-for-14 in his last three games.

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Martinez went 2-for-5 with two RBI in the Tigers 10-3 win versus the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: He is now batting .323 this season with 14 home runs and 42 RBI and is quietly having a very good season. In his last seven games, he is batting .308 with two home runs.

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Victor Martinez hit two solo home runs in Sunday's 9-3 loss to Cleveland. The homers were Martinez's only through four at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez is now hitting .319 with 14 HR and 40 RBI this season. He had cooled down of late, with only six hits in his previous eight games, watching his .338 AVG fall to .316 before Sunday's action.

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Victor Martinez finished 3-for-5 with three home runs against the Royals on Thursday night. Martinez has a solid .318 batting average this month, but only had three extra-base hits in June coming into last night. He has a .945 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: The three home run performance from Martinez is rare, but shows the value of having a star like Martinez, who had not played a full game since June 12, in the lineup. Martinez now has 13 home runs this season, 25 extra base hits in total, and looks well on his way to a season with 25 or more home runs with a batting average in the .320s or .330s. The Tigers will face Yordano Ventura on Friday and Martinez is 4-for-16 against the right-handed starter. but has clubbed two home runs, and has a .937 OPS against right-handed pitchers this season.

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Victor Martinez is not in the Tigers' lineup on Tuesday because of a sore knee. Martinez was not in Monday's lineup either, although he did pinch hit.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez's pinch-hitting appearance on Monday is a good sign that his injury is not serious, but it's concerning that he is unable to start a second consecutive game, considering he does not need to play the field. Continue to monitor Martinez's status.

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Victor Martinez finished 3-for-5 with a double, home run, run scored, and two RBI against the White Sox on Friday night. Martinez has four multi-hit games in his last seven games and has five extra-base hits in his last seven days. He has a .344 batting average and .937 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Victor Martinez has become an "every other year" wonder for the Tigers: he had a .850 OPS in 2011 before missing 2012 and posting a .785 OPS in 2013; he had a .974 OPS in 2014 before posting a .667 OPS in 2015. On to 2016, Martinez has been the slugger that the Tigers have needed, picking up the slack for J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton, forming a fearsome top of the lineup quartet with Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, and Nick Castellanos. Martinez is a great play against the normally lock down Chris Sale on Saturday, as he is 16-for-34 with seven extra-base hits against the dominant left-handed ace.

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Victor Martinez was one of the few bright spots for the Tigers on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with an RBI, his 30th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has been very good of late and is now hitting .351 with 30 RBI and seven home runs. He's receiving very little attention, however, likely due to the Tigers' struggles.

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Three hits for Victor Martinez

Tue, May 24th 8:21am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Victor Martinez finished 3-for-4 with an RBI against the Phillies on Monday night. Martinez has a .351 batting average in May, but only has three extra-base hits this month. He has a .922 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has seen his batting average jump to .340 this season, but fantasy owners would like to see more pop from him and he has a relatively low .393 OBP. He has posted five multi-hit games in his last 10 games, cracking a home run against the Rays on Sunday as well. He only has a .756 OPS at home, one of the only Tigers to struggle at home, and has a double and three walks in nine plate appearances against the Phillies' probable starter on Tuesday, Jeremy Hellickson.

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Victor Martinez was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a head cold. (Source: Jason Beck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez could be back Friday following the team's off-day on Thursday. This isn't expected to be a lingering issue, especially with the day off. The veteran has returned to 2015 this season, posting an OPS north of .900. He's returned solid value despite his limited position eligibility.

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Victor Martinez goes 3-for-4

Fri, May 13th 8:02am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Victor Martinez continued to hit on Thursday, going 3-for-4 with with two RBI as the Tigers dropped another game to the Orioles. Again, all of his hits were singles.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez won't stop hitting, but he seems to have stopped hitting for power. He hasn't had an extra-base hit since May 1st, a time frame in which he's hit 14 singles and walked four times. In his past three games, Martinez is 10-for-13.

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Victor Martinez was 4-for-5 in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Nationals, scoring two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez had slowed down a bit recently, but has reached base in nine of his last ten games. His power seems to be in a bit of a slump, but Martinez still has five HR and 18 RBI on the season and it's only a matter of time before this offense starts clicking as a whole.

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Victor Martinez is showing that he's clear of injuries and still one of baseball best hitters after a 1-for-4 night on Tuesday. He has 10 hits in his last four games.

Fantasy Impact: After a rough 2015, Victor Martinez is back to being old reliable. It seems unlikely that all of his power will return, but he is still a very valuable fantasy asset.

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Victor Martinez homers in win

Tue, Apr 26th 8:43am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Victor Martinez was 2-for-4 with a home run in Monday's 7-3 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez's power stats are starting to come around and he's still hitting at a .281 clip to start the season. He has four hits in his last two games.

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Victor Martinez went 1-for-4 with an RBI and is now hitting .263 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Victor Martinez is quietly having a solid start to the season with nine RBI now and one in each of his last two games.

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Victor Martinez went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: While Martinez has only two homers and eight RBI's on the season, Martinez is a career .300 hitter and expect him to relinquish that average in short order.

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Victor Martinez knocked in his fourth RBI of the season in a 7-4 loss to the Pirates on Monday afternoon, part of a 1-for-4 outing. Martinez has a .231 batting average to open the season.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez had pinch-hit home runs in the first two games of the season against the Marlins, but was held hitless in his two starts against the Yankees over the weekend. His statistics are a bit skewed, as he has two home runs in 13 at-bats, but the two home runs are solid indicators that Martinez could regain his power stroke from 2014. Considering that Martinez was mostly ignored in fantasy drafts, if Martinez can post 25 home runs and 90 RBI, he would be a great option as a utility player in mixed leagues.

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Victor Martinez went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Two games, two pinch-hit home runs, as it does not seem to matter when V-Mart gets in the lineup so long as he does. Even better news for fantasy owners, the Tigers are back in the AL for their next series starting Friday, as they take on the Yankees, meaning Martinez will return to his usual DH role. Get him active in daily leagues if he was not already.

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V-Mart will be back in the Tigers lineup on Tuesday as he has been pain free for five days. (Source: Detroit Free-Press)

Fantasy Impact: The Tigers have been cautious with Victor considering his age and last years injury. He is a great source of production at his current ADP (#226). With a career average of .302 and a career OBP of .367, he could be the difference between you and a championship.

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Victor Martinez will be relegated to a pinch-hitting role with the Tigers to start the season as he continues to recover from an injured hamstring. The Tigers open playing against the Marlins in Miami, meaning the team won't have the DH role for Martinez. (Source: MLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez would likely resume DH duties once the team finishes with its brief interleague series. He's a player our experts feel is worth taking a flier on later in your standard drafts, but he's always an injury risk, especially at this stage of his career.

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Victor Martinez took batting practice Tuesday but still needs to run the bases before he can play in a game. (Source: Jason Beck on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Victor Martinez can be a tremendous value to any team at his current ADP (#135). Let's not forget that just two years ago Victor hit .335 with 32 HR and 103 RBI's. If you can get him at his ADP, he could be the X factor for your championship run.

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Victor Martinez exited Monday's Spring Training game with what was said to be a mild hamstring strain. Martinez suffered the injury while rounding first base. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez said after the game that the hamstring grabbed on him a bit. It doesn't seem to be overly concerning at this point, but it's worth monitoring as the Tigers are likely to take precaution with the veteran. Injuries are unfortunately nothing new for Martinez. This, and his limited position usefulness for fantasy purposes, limits his value entering the season.

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Victor Martinez went 2-for-2 with a single, a double, and a walk against the Rays on Tuesday. He also had a run scored in the game.

Fantasy Impact: V-Mart had a lost season in 2015, as his left knee was hurting enough to sap his power and ability to make consistent contact. However, he is feeling healthy now, and has absolutely raked so far in Spring Training, with a pair of homers and a .412 average. V-Mart is being forgotten on draft day (224th overall), after being a second round pick just a year ago, making him an excellent value.

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Victor Martinez told reporters that his left knee, which troubled him last season, feels much better than it did a year ago. (Source: M-Live)

Fantasy Impact: After a resurgence in 2014, Martinez struggled mightily in 2015, becoming essentially fantasy irrelevant. It's to be determined how much of this was a result of his ailing knee or the fact that he just turned 37.

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Victor Martinez went 1-for-4 with a double Friday night, and was able to drive in two runs in the Tigers 6-4 victory over the Twins. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez is trying to salvage anything he can from this season. After hitting a home-run, scoring twice, walking once, and driving in two on Wednesday, V-Mart doubled home two runs on Friday. The 36-year-old is rewarding fantasy owners if they kept him on their roster this long, and could be a risky RBI play if the Tigers face a weak starting pitcher.

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Victor Martinez hit his 200th career home run on Wednesday. He went 1 for 3 overall, though he scored two runs and had two runs batted in. (Source: Tigers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has been hitting .286 over his last seven games with two home runs. He appears to be in something of a hot streak lately, and looks to be a decent cheap option to close out the year now that his weak season has whittled his perceived value away.

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Victor Martinez went 1-for-3 in the first game of Monday's double-header against the Chicago White Sox, and was the only batter who managed to get a hit off of Chicago starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija. He then went 0-for-1 in the second game of the double-header. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The single by Martinez in game one not only broke up a no-hitter, but it also extended his hit streak to eight games. The streak was then snapped in game two when he went 0-for-1. Martinez is hitting .333 for the month of September, but only has three extra-base hits. Aside from average, there is not much here from a fantasy perspective.

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Martinez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run driven in before being lifted in the game Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: This has been a very disappointing season for him and given his advanced age, there is some concern whether it is just a bad season or a sign that he is not the hitter he was in the past.

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Victor Martinez has been extremely quiet this second half on offense. He is batting .191 since the All-Star Break, and that has plummeted his full season average down to .234. (Source: The Detroit News)

Fantasy Impact: This has been a very bad year for V-Mart, only one year after signing a new contract and finishing second to Mike Trout in AL MVP voting. At this point of the season, Victor Martinez has very little value. Hopefully, with a full off-season of rest and no off-season injuries, Martinez can return to his MVP runner-up form next season.


Victor Martinez is now batting .236 with only nine HR and 53 RBI while scoring a mere 33 runs so far.

Fantasy Impact: He was a great story and fantasy asset last season but this has been a very poor season. At this point, it is hard to recommend him in most leagues.


Victor Martinez went 0 for 3 on Thursday, dropping his average for the season to .241. (Source: Tigers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has just not been good this year. With his eligibility limited to just first base and designated hitter, he is tough to roster at this point. He looks done, and owners probably have better options available on the waiver wire.

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Victor Martinez finished 1-for-4 Sunday during the team's loss to the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has been inconsistent at the plate this season, and his struggles have worsened in August. The veteran has only maintained a .631 OPS this month.

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Martinez has been swinging a hot bat since returning from the DL in July. Over the last week he's gotten his power stroke going as well, hitting three home runs over his last seven games.

Fantasy Impact: The way Martinez started 2015 you had to wonder if his 2014 resurgence was a flash in the pan. Over the course of the last 30 games Martinez has shown he's got more in the tank. With Miguel Cabrerra on the shelf Detroit will need the Vetetan Martinez to step up going into August, and I believe he will.

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Victor Martinez has a batting average somewhere in the ballpark of .340 with 15 RBI since returning from the DL in mid-June

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong option if you need batting average (despite early struggles) but the question remaining is whether some of the power from last year will return in the second half.


Victor Martinez punished the Mariners in Seattle on Monday, going 4-for-5 with a solo home run. He scored three runs on the night.

Fantasy Impact: V-Mart has hit safely in nine of his last ten games with four multi-hit performances. With Miguel Cabrera out, Martinez hit third on Monday, and will probably bat in that spot until Cabrera returns. Victor's four hit performance on Monday raised his batting average from .249 to .264.

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Victor Martinez has gotten hits in eight of his last ten games. During that stretch, he is 14-for-44.

Fantasy Impact: He has not shown the power he had last season. Until his recent stretch, he had not shown the batting average either. He is hard to start outside of deep leagues but medium league owners may want to monitor him for awhile in case his recent warm stretch turns into something bigger.


Victor Martinez went 1-for-4 but his one hit drove in three runs. He has three multi-hit games in his last seven played.

Fantasy Impact: He is back, folks. We still do not know whether the power will come back but right now he should be owned in all medium leagues.

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Victor Martinez went 3-for-6 with two runs scored, a HR and four RBI on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: He is back, folks. We still do not know whether the power is here to stay but right now he should be owned in all medium leagues.

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Victor Martinez went 1-for-4 in his first rehab game with Toledo. Reports say he felt fine after the game. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Victor Martinez is making progress towards returning. They want to see him play some more without pain before making a decision. Once back to the Tigers, it is hoped that he will rediscover his power stroke and perform closer to how he did last season.

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Victor Martinez (knee) was cleared for baseball-related activities earlier this week and is scheduled to take batting practice Thursday in Lakeland, Florida. (Source: James Schmehl)

Fantasy Impact: VMart is still a ways from getting back. A July return is most likely. Possibly after the All-Star Break. The Tigers rushed him in the beginning of the season, and they do not want to make the same mistake. He is a good stash or DL candidate. The Tigers need him healthy as they stand closer to the AL Central cellar than the top after dropping 6 straight.

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Victor Martinez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation on Tuesday. The Tigers called up outfielder Tyler Collins to replace Martinez on the active roster. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has been struggling with a nagging injury to his left knee following off-season surgery, and it shows in his very weak triple-slash of .216/.308/.270 with only 1 HR. This isn't the MVP runner-up from last year that owners were hoping for and for a guy who hit 32 HR last year, Martinez has an abysmal .054 ISO, 51 wRC+, and a WAR of -0.9. Most other players putting up those kind of stats would be clear drop candidates, but unfortunately with the talent of Martinez, owners will have to wait it out and hope he gets healthy and starts putting things together.

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Victor Martinez continues to struggle at the plate. He went 0-for-4 with 3 Ks and left 6 runners on base in a 6-2 loss against the Twins. He had been 5-for-7 against Ricky Nolasco, but the Twins righty had Victor's number tonight.

Fantasy Impact: VMart has been awful against right-handed pitching. He is batting .150 in 80 at-bats with only 7 RBI and 12 Ks while mixing in only 1 extra-base hit.

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Tigers first baseman Victor Martinez goes one-for-three with one walk and one run scored in a 4-3 victory over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: While he's off to a very slow start at the plate (only hitting .250 on the year) and has yet to show any semblance of the power he showed in his bat in the 2014 season (still has zero home runs), Martinez is still sporting an impressive .379 on base percentage. With that said, his issues with his left knee are still alarming. Now may be the time to see what you can get for him via trade. Put some offers out there before it's too late to trade him, potentially, in the future (due to a potential DL stint).

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Victor Martinez hit two singles and a ground-rule double, drove in one and scored three times. The nice thing about the game is VMart was extremely productive, but didn't have to run his motor too high. He trotted home with Cespedes on both his bombs. After his ground-rule double he cruised home easily on Nick Castelanos' double.

Fantasy Impact: His sore knee caused him to hobble in the box several times, but he will always be able to put the bat on the ball. He was removed against the righty Drabek, but that is because the game was in hand, and there was no point of putting added stress on his surgically repaired knee from the left side of the plate. Expect him to be in every lineup against lefties. He is not ready to bat right-handed yet.

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Even though the Tigers return home and the DH is back in play Victor was left out of Friday's lineup. Coach Brad Ausmus wants to avoid VMart batting from the left side stating, "He'll be back in there tomorrow, I just wanted to give him one more day off the left side (of the plate). The left side is the weaker side." Although the strength in the left knee from the left side is important, so is balance while batting on the right. Tweaking after a right-handed swing could cause more damage. (Source: George Sipple, Detroit News)

Fantasy Impact: I wouldn't be surprised to see Victor Martinez spend a stint on the 15-day DL by the end of the April. Proceed with caution. He may be an excellent and sneaky play on Saturday, however. In 32 plate appearances against Sale he has a .517 average with 3 HRs and 6 RBI.

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Martinez looked rough in his at-bat against the hard-throwing Arquimedes Caminero. His surgically repaired knee is still limiting his swing. He will likely remain a pinch-hitting role as he is not a fielding option in the Tiger's finale against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: It will take more time for Victor to heal. He has yet to hit for extra bases and has only driven in three runs. He's simply not healthy, and doesn't appear to be a viable fantasy option right now. He could turn it on at any given moment, so there is no reason to give up on him yet.

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Detroit Tigers slugger Victor Martinez exited Saturday's game early after feeling a 'pinch' in the back of his leg, according to the team. Detroit is listing Martinez as day-to-day (Source: Detroit Tigers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez is coming off an injury-shortened 2014 campaign, so fantasy owners are certainly holding their breath. Early indications would seem to point to him avoiding a DL stint, but it's certainly a situation to monitor.

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Martinez turned on an inside fastball at his knees and ripped it into the right field stands. It was his lone hit of the day and second HR in 35 spring at-bats. The HR was all the Tigers needed as they nipped Tampa 1-0.

Fantasy Impact: Don't expect a lot of extra-base power from Victor early in the season. He'll be slow. One thing is for certain; he will put the bat on the ball.

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Victor Martinez (knee) will be serve as the DH on Wednesday. (Source: Anthony Fenech on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez had surgery on his knee about six weeks ago, so this is a good sign that both he and Miguel Cabrera will be ready for Opening Day. Martinez is coming off a career year where he finished second in the AL MVP voting and will bat cleanup for a potent Tigers lineup.

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Both Tiger sluggers are going to test their legs in a MLB split squad game Sunday. They both took a handful of at bats in a minor league spring game on Saturday. (Source: Jason Beck)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera had 3 singles and a walk in 5 at bats. VMart slugged a HR in his 5th at bat. It is encouraging for those that drafted them. Two more weeks of spring ball is plenty of time for them to be ready for Opening Day assuming there are no setbacks with their injuries.

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"It's another step forward," VMart encouraged. His final (batting left-handed) swing banged a ball off the scoreboard after spraying several liners. He didn't want to speculate, but he had recently predicted he would be ready by opening day. (Source: Chris McCosky, The Detroit News)

Fantasy Impact: It's a big step in his recovery from surgery on his left knee he had back in February. Martinez is at the center of a potent lineup and his healthy bat will propel the surrounding hitters. Protecting Miggy and setting the table for Cespedes and JD Martinez is his job. He will be sure that his knee is strong enough to do so before getting back into the lineup.

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Victor Martinez (knee) says he believes he will be ready for Opening Day. Martinez hit off a tee from both sides yesterday and ran on an anti-gravity treadmill. (Source: The Detroit News)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez, recovering from off-season meniscus surgery in his left knee, looks to be on track to be ready for Opening Day. Martinez had a monster slash line in 2014 of .335/.407/.565 with a league-leading .974 OPS as well as slugging 32 home runs. Look for V-Mart to be a stud again hitting in the heart of a potent lineup.

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After undergoing surgery last week on his left knee, Martinez will continue working out on his own. (Source: The Detroit News)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez should be ready for Opening Day, but if he isn't, he doesn't figure to miss much time. He should be ready to resume full activities around mid-March or a little after. Keep a close eye on Martinez's progress, as he was a stud last year and figures to do well again if he's healthy.