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.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:26:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (side) will not be inserted into the lineup Tuesday, July 1. OF J.D. Martinez remains at designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Remove V-Mart from your lineups.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:13:00 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (back, side) was scratched from the lineup with back and side soreness Monday, June 30. OF J.D. Martinez is replacing Martinez in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how serious V-Mart's injury is. Remove him from your daily lineups and check back later for an update on his status.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:31:52 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez extended his hitting streak to 14 games Wednesday, June 25, with his ninth homer of the season. He's hitting .418 with 17 RBIs in that span.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:36:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson is receiving a day off Wednesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: He might be in danger of losing time to J.D. Martinez if his struggles continue.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:09:33 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Wednesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: Probably just a day of rest, but it's also a testament to the way J.D. Martinez has hit lately. For now, deactivate A-Jax from your daily lineups.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:00:29 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez said he decided to "completely" change his swing after spending time watching tape of the game's top hitters last year. "I had held my hands high and had an early foot stride with a wide stance," Martinez said. "I dropped my hands low, got a smoother stride and a straighter stance."
Fantasy Tip: It's tough to argue with the results of his reinvented swing. Martinez is hitting .310 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in 113 at-bats this year. The sample size is still somewhat small, but if you need a little extra pop in your lineup, he is worth taking a chance on.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:48:40 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is hitting .447 with four homers and 11 RBIs during a 12-game hitting streak.
Fantasy Tip: He's probably gone in most AL-only leagues, but he's worth consideration in mixed leagues during his hot streak.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:50:44 -0700
The Detroit Tigers placed RP Luke Putkonen (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation Monday, April 21, and recalled OF J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move. Also, OF Andy Dirks (back) has been moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:48:20 -0700
The Detroit Tigers could consider recalling OF Ezequiel Carrera or OF J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo in order to add another bench player.