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.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:33:43 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (thumb) returned to the lineup Thursday, April 11.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:42:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Victor Martinez (thumb) was back in the lineup Wednesday, April 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was serving as the designated hitter just one day after suffering a cut to his thumb courtesy of a bat rack. Martin finished hitless in four at-bats with a walk, RBI and strikeout.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:23:24 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (thumb) is out of the lineup Tuesday, April 9. The cut is on top of his thumb.
Fantasy Tip: That is good news because it won't greatly affect him gripping a bat. He could miss just a few days.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:00:31 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (thumb) suffered a cut on his right thumb from the bat rack that required eight stitches. He's day to day.
Fantasy Tip: This might keep him out for up to a week, barring an infection. Look to find another option until the stitches come out.