Víctor Martínez

#41, 1B, Detroit
Víctor Martínez
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    S
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    December 23, 1978
  • Birth Place:
    Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted. Signed by the Cleveland Indians
  • AVG
    .328
  • HR
    21
  • RBI
    55
  • R
    45


Player Notes
Victor Martinez (oblique) said that the way he felt Thursday "is by far the best in a while."

Advice: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said that it's unlikely V-Mart returns before the All-Star break, but his improvement Thursday leaves the door open. Ultimately, the club figures to play it safe and rest their DH until next week.

More: Detroit News

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Victor Martinez (side) is out of the Tigers' lineup again Thursday.

Advice: V-Mart hasn't played since leaving last Friday's game with soreness in his side. He appears unlikely to play again before the All-Star break.

More: Jason Beck on Twitter

Fri, Jul 11 Rotoworld
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Wednesday that Victor Martinez (side) is likely to sit out the remainder of the first half.

Advice: Martinez hasn't played since leaving last Friday's game with soreness in his side. The Tigers are hoping with a full two weeks off that he'll be ready to go immediately after the All-Star break. That means that V-Mart is likely to be replaced on the American League All-Star roster.

More: Lynn Henning on Twitter

Thu, Jul 10 Rotoworld
Victor Martinez (side) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

Advice: The Tigers are likely to hold Martinez out until the All-Star break at this point, hoping he'll be ready immediately at the start of the second half. He hasn't played since leaving last Friday's game with soreness in his side.

More: Chris Iott on Twitter

Wed, Jul 9 Rotoworld
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that the topic of Victor Martinez (side) going on the disabled list has "been broached but it's not really been considered."

Advice: The Tigers are trying to wait it out until the All-Star break, though they haven't ruled out V-Mart returning before then. If they make a retroactive DL move, Martinez wouldn't be eligible to return until the fourth game of the second half. J.D. Martinez is in the DH spot Tuesday.

More: M-Live.com

Wed, Jul 9 Rotoworld
Victor Martinez (side, back) is out of the Tigers' lineup again Tuesday.

Advice: Martinez hasn't played since leaving Friday's game with back soreness. He has also dealt with an injury to his side in recent days, so we wouldn't count on much from him this week.

More: Eric Stephen on Twitter

Tue, Jul 8 Rotoworld
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that they're taking things day-to-day with Victor Martinez, but could shut him down until after the All-Star break if "push comes to shove".

Advice: Martinez has been an absolute force at the plate this season, slashing .328/.391/.599 with 21 homers and 55 RBI in 80 games. He has been dealing with injuries to his side and back in recent weeks, and was also hit by a pitch in his knee during Friday's game.

More: Jason Beck on Twitter

Tue, Jul 8 Rotoworld
Victor Martinez (back) is not in the Tigers starting lineup on Saturday.

Advice: It's not a surprise after Martinez was pulled from Friday's game with a back injury. He's likely to sit on Sunday as well before rejoining the Tigers starting lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Dodgers.

More: Detroit Tigers PR on Twitter

Sat, Jul 5 Rotoworld
Victor Martinez was removed from the eighth inning of Friday's game against the Rays due to a sore back.

Advice: Martinez has been battling various ailments over the past week, forcing him to miss three games to start the week. He was also hit by a pitch in his knee during Friday's game, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him get a day to rest on Saturday.

More: Detroit Tigers PR on Twitter

Sat, Jul 5 Rotoworld
Victor Martinez slugged one of the Tigers' three home runs in the first inning, going 2-for-3 with a walk overall in Thursday's trampling of the Rays.

Advice: Erik Bedard didn't have much fun facing the Tigers. Ian Kinsler slugged a two run shot, Martinez followed up with a two-run shot of his own, and Torii Hunter polished off the inning with a solo blast. Martinez has been the Tigers' best hitter this season, which is quite an accomplishment considering who's at first base. The DH is slashing .327/.389/.600 with 21 home runs and 54 RBI.

Fri, Jul 4 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Kansas City

Head-to-head vs. Kansas City
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. KC 158 602 78 179 41 0 12 91 49 70 0 1 .297 .350 .425 .775
Away (this year) 40 150 28 51 10 0 12 33 20 9 1 2 .340 .410 .647 1.057
Night (this year) 48 182 32 60 11 0 14 36 19 14 0 2 .330 .392 .621 1.013
Last game vs. KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career vs. James Shields 41 13 4 0 1 6 0 9 0 0 .317 .317 .488 .805
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul 10 @KC W 16-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .391 .599 .991
Jul 4 TB L 3-6 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .328 .391 .599 .991
Jul 3 TB W 8-1 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 .327 .389 .600 .989
Jun 30 Oak W 5-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .384 .589 .974
Jun 29 @Hou L 4-6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .323 .384 .589 .974
Jun 28 @Hou W 4-3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .383 .592 .975
Jun 27 @Hou L 3-4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .388 .600 .988
Jun 26 @Tex W 6-0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .394 .611 1.004
Jun 25 @Tex W 8-6 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .330 .387 .610 .997
Jun 24 @Tex W 8-2 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .329 .387 .599 .986
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2002 Cle 12 32 2 9 1 0 1 5 3 2 0 0 .281 .333 .406 .740
2003 Cle 49 159 15 46 4 0 1 16 13 21 1 1 .289 .345 .333 .678
2004 Cle 141 520 77 147 38 1 23 108 60 69 0 1 .283 .359 .492 .851
2005 Cle 147 547 73 167 33 0 20 80 63 78 0 1 .305 .378 .475 .853
2006 Cle 153 572 82 181 37 0 16 93 71 78 0 0 .316 .391 .465 .856
2007 Cle 147 562 78 169 40 0 25 114 62 76 0 0 .301 .374 .505 .879
2008 Cle 73 266 30 74 17 0 2 35 24 32 0 0 .278 .337 .365 .701
2009 Bos 56 211 32 71 12 0 8 41 24 23 1 0 .336 .405 .507 .912
2009 Cle 99 377 56 107 21 1 15 67 51 51 0 0 .284 .368 .464 .832
2010 Bos 127 493 64 149 32 1 20 79 40 52 1 0 .302 .351 .493 .844
2011 Det 145 540 76 178 40 0 12 103 46 51 1 0 .330 .380 .470 .850
2013 Det 159 605 68 182 36 0 14 83 54 62 0 2 .301 .355 .430 .785
2014 Det 80 302 45 99 19 0 21 55 33 23 2 2 .328 .391 .599 .991
Totals 1035 5186 698 1579 330 3 178 879 544 618 6 7 .304 .370 .472 .842
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2002 Cle 9 C 7 69 55 58 2 1 0 .983
2003 Cle 40 C 40 342 231 255 23 1 2 .996
2004 Cle 132 C 124 1108 865 932 61 6 11 .994
2005 Cle 142 C 139 1233 904 967 58 5 6 .995
2006 Cle 133 C 127 1110 753 806 45 8 7 .990
2006 Cle 22 1B 19 166 149 154 5 0 15 1.000
2007 Cle 121 C 118 1042 779 836 53 4 8 .995
2007 Cle 30 1B 24 221 187 201 13 1 18 .995
2008 Cle 55 C 54 447 328 347 16 3 1 .991
2008 Cle 10 1B 9 82 82 87 4 1 9 .989
2009 Cle 47 1B 44 385 348 368 17 3 41 .992
2009 Cle 52 C 51 430 285 299 14 0 2 1.000
2009 Bos 33 C 31 257 215 227 8 4 1 .982
2009 Bos 23 1B 22 189 160 163 3 0 14 1.000
2010 Bos 110 C 106 904 778 828 44 6 2 .993
2010 Bos 14 1B 12 106 95 111 14 2 10 .982
2011 Det 26 C 26 219 141 160 17 2 3 .988
2011 Det 6 1B 6 52 38 48 10 0 4 1.000
2013 Det 11 1B 11 97 85 99 14 0 3 1.000
2013 Det 3 C 3 22 18 22 4 0 0 1.000
2014 Det 14 1B 12 105 88 98 8 2 11 .980
2014 Det 2 C 2 17 23 27 2 2 0 .926
Totals 1035 C 987 8605 6607 7093 435 51 168 .993