Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:14:21 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he's "95 percent sure" that 1B Miguel Cabrera and DH Victor Martinez will hit third and fourth, respectively, this season but that he is "not solid on anyone anywhere" else in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Watch to see how the lineup arrangement will affect the run and RBI totals of hitters like Ian Kinsler, Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson. Drafters will have to adjust their expectations based on their slots.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:59:33 -0800
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez will do some catching this spring and this year in order to keep his bat in the lineup, according to manager Brad Ausmus. 1B Miguel Cabrera could also move back to third base at times in order to get Martinez in at first base. "Obviously, last year, I didn't do anything (in the spring) and it caught me by surprise. Not really a surprise because I still prepare myself. I always have the mindset that I always get ready, like I'm catching every day, even knowing that I'm not doing it. But then I had to catch during the season, and thank God, my body felt good. And that's the most important thing. My body feels great. And I like it."
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:33:59 -0800
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez reported to camp with the pitchers and catchers. He'll work on catching this spring and could be an option to catch in interleague games in National League parks.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:25:29 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Victor Martinez is unsure if he'll be with the team beyond the 2014 season. "I want to stay here, yes," Martinez said. "But they have a lot going on. They have Scherzer; they have Miggy." Martinez will make $12 million this year in the final year of his four-year contract.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:50:30 -0800
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agreed on a trade which sends 1B Prince Fielder to the Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler, pending a physical, CBSSports.com learned Wednesday, Nov. 20. There might be another player involved in the deal, but that has not been confirmed. Fielder has a $214 million contract, and it is uncertain if any cash will be changing hands to help the Rangers pay that contract. Fielder has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Rangers, but it is believed he is willing to accept the deal.
Fantasy Tip: Fielder and Kinsler remain must-start fantasy options, but Kinsler might slip ever so slightly moving to a more spacious ballpark for half of his games. Jurickson Profar will be a regular in the lineup in Arlington, and he might even be a little bit overvalued by fantasy owners with a clear path. Still, he is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats because he is a middle infielder with a ton of upside.
Miguel Cabrera or perhaps even Victor Martinez presumably will take over at first base, although it is possible the Tigers could still make additional moves to shore up the position. Nick Castellanos could also find a more regular role now, either at third base or as the designated hitter.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:33:41 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Friday, Oct. 18, that C Victor Martinez is an option to start behind the plate in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 19, if C Alex Avila (knee) is unable to start.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:31:01 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Victor Martinez got into a shouting match in the ninth inning with Oakland Athletics RP Grant Balfour in Game 3 of the American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 7, touching off a benches and bullpen clearing discussion on the field.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:53:19 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday, Sept. 17, that DH Victor Martinez will catch in the game Thursday, Sept. 19.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:20:05 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez started at catcher against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 23. It was his first start behind the plate since Aug. 4, 2011. "It felt great all-around," Martinez said after the game.
Sun, 05 May 2013 10:37:04 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez will not be in the starting lineup during the team's interleague series against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 8. Manager Jim Leyland said Martinez is not ready for catching duties at this point and will be used as a pinch hitter.