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Tigers | Victor Martinez delivers game-winning HR

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 13:15:42 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez clubbed his 17th home run - a solo shot off Toronto Blue Jays RP Jason Grilli in the eighth inning - to send the Tigers to a 3-2 win on Saturday, July 9.

Fantasy Tip: V-Mart had been kept in the park since a two-homer, six-RBI outburst on July 1. Even at his advanced age of 37, Martinez remains an easy start in fantasy and will carry a .309 average, 17 home runs and 52 RBI into the final game before the All-Star break on Sunday.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez drives in six runs

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:48:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez hit three-run homers from both sides of the plate in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, July 1. He has hit safely in five consecutive games.

Fantasy Tip: The 37-year-old Martinez is batting .324 with 16 home runs and 49 RBI through 77 games and remains a strong starting option in all fantasy formats.

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Indians | Josh Tomlin picks up ninth victory

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:31:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin defeated the Detroit Tigers for the third time in as many starts this season on Sunday, June 26, allowing three runs - all on solo homers to DH Victor Martinez (two) and INF/OF Mike Aviles - on six hits over eight innings.

Fantasy Tip: Tomlin has served up more than twice as many home runs (18) as he has allowed walks (eight), which sums up the kind of pitcher he is - pitch to contact and let the hitter make the mistakes. The Texas Tech product is 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA this season on the road, where he will find himself again on Friday when he faces the Toronto Blue Jays. Given his weak strikeout numbers, he's probably not worth the risk in that matchup.

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Tigers | V-Mart, Maybin out Thursday

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:18:56 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez and OF Cameron Maybin are out of the lineup Thursday, June 23. 3B Nick Castellanos is hitting cleanup, and SS Jose Iglesias hits second. OF Andrew Romine is hitting ninth in center field, and C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is playing first and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Castellanos has cooled a bit with a .274-3-8 line this month, but he's a high-end consideration behind Miguel Cabrera. Iglesias is hitting .356 this month, and he has high upside ahead of Miggy. Romine and Salty aren't strong DFS flyers against Adrian Sampson.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez lifted for runner

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:42:00 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (undisclosed) appeared to tweak something in his lower body while running from first to third on a double by 3B Nick Castellanos in the bottom of the eighth inning. Martinez was lifted for a pinch runner despite being at third base.

Fantasy Tip: The injury did not appear serious, but he did wince in pain with either a hip or quadriceps injury, perhaps, although that's speculation. We'll keep an eye on it after the game for further details.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez hits three bombs

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:13:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez went 3-for-5 with three solo home runs in a 10-4 win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez has been battling a sore knee and had been dealing with a power dip. However, he has maintained an excellent batting average and should be starting in all formats.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez back in the lineup

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:28:49 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) is batting fourth as the designated hitter against Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy Thursday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: Return Martinez to your starting lineups. He's in the midst of a bounce-back showing with nine home runs, 35 RBI and a .332/.382/.516 slash line thus far.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez out again

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:03:38 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Wednesday, June 15. OF Justin Upton will serve as the designated hitter, while 3B Mike Aviles will start in left field and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Aviles has been playing better lately with a .294 average and one RBI in the last seven days but does not appear to be a strong option since he is hitting only .111 against left-handed pitchers this season.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez not playing

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:17:44 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Miguel Gonzalez Tuesday, June 14. 3B Nick Castellanos will serve as the designated hitter, while 3B Mike Aviles will start at third base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Castellanos is hitting .200 with two home runs and four RBI over the last seven days but should be a fine starting candidate in most leagues. Aviles is hitting .261 with two RBI this month, but owners likely will be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez has minor knee injury

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:51:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) had an MRI exam on his left knee, but there were no major issues.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Martinez to return to the lineup sooner than later, but it is worth noting that minor and nagging injuries are part of the package at this point of the 37-year-old veteran's career. Martinez has still been rock solid thus far and worth starting in all fantasy leagues after posting 24 runs, nine home runs, 35 RBI and a .333/.381/.519 slash line to start the season.

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