DH - FA
Victor Martinez recorded a first-inning infield single Saturday and was removed for a pinch-runner in what's expected to wind up as his final major-league at-bat.
The 39-year-old Martinez struggled this season and it is probably the right time for him to hang up his cleats. The slugger finishes his 16-year career with a .295 average, 2,153 hits, 246 homers, and 1,178 RBI in 1,972 games.
Victor Martinez will take the final at-bats of his career Saturday against the Royals, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Martinez wants to play his final game in front of his home fans in Detroit and will sit out the remainder of the season. The veteran slugger has had a great career with .295 batting average with 246 homers and 2,151 hits.
Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with one RBI during Friday’s 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Martinez has been fairly consistent at the plate this year and is currently hitting .249/.297./352 through 127 games. It’s hard to know where Victor will be next season or if this is his last. He’s worth holding on to in deep dynasty leagues until that the decision is made.
Victor Martinez went 0-for-2 with one walk and an RBI in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Martinez hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning scoring Jim Adduci. Martinez is off to a slow start in September going 4-for-22 in six games. On the year Martinez is hitting .249/.296/.352 in 124 games played. He is worth playing in deep or AL-only leagues.
Victor Martinez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and one strikeout in Monday’s 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
Martinez finds himself hitting .251/.298/.357 through the early point of September. He has had his low moments this season but if in a pinch, he can still provide some excellent production.