VICTOR

MARTINEZ#41

DESIGNATED HITTER / FIRST BASE
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
AB
392
AVG
.255
HR
10
RBI
47
SLG
.372
OPS
.696
HEIGHT
6'2"
WEIGHT
210 lbs
AGE
38
BATS
SWITCH
DRAFTED
NOT DRAFTED
YEARS PRO
15
4h | RotoWire

News

Martinez (heart) has a clean bill of health and has been cleared for full baseball activity, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Impact

He underwent a heart ablation procedure in October, which apparently went well, as Martinez has been training and rehabbing since early November. There have been talks about the Tigers trying to reach a buyout with Martinez, who is due $18 million in the final year of his contract. However, that is spent money, so the Tigers will see what he has left in the tank this spring. He hit .255/.324/.372 with 10 home runs in 107 games last year -- a far cry from the .289/.351/.476 line he put up in 2016. If he can have a productive first half, the Tigers would look to deal him to another American League club and see if they can get a lower-level prospect in exchange for covering the rest of his contract. Of course, if he is struggling, there is no reason to play him over the younger players on the roster, so at that point they may negotiate a buyout. This is likely to be the final year of his career.

Date Opp Result AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
08/26 at CWS W 6-3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .255 .324 .372
08/25 at CWS L 2-3 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .258 .326 .376
08/23 vs NYY L 2-10 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .322 .372
08/22 vs NYY L 4-13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .252 .322 .373
08/20 vs LAD W 6-1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .253 .323 .375
Totals: 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .254 .323 .374
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG WAR
2006 CLE 153 572 82 181 37 0 16 93 71 78 0 .316 .391 .465 1.8
2007 CLE 147 562 78 169 40 0 25 114 62 76 0 .301 .374 .505 4.5
2008 CLE 73 266 30 74 17 0 2 35 24 32 0 .278 .337 .365 0.7
2009 CLE 99 377 56 107 21 1 15 67 51 51 0 .284 .368 .464 1.9
-- BOS 56 211 32 71 12 0 8 41 24 23 1 .336 .405 .507 1.0
2010 BOS 127 493 64 149 32 1 20 79 40 52 1 .302 .351 .493 2.3
2011 DET 145 540 76 178 40 0 12 103 46 51 1 .330 .380 .470 2.6
2013 DET 159 605 68 182 36 0 14 83 54 62 0 .301 .355 .430 0.9
2014 DET 151 561 87 188 33 0 32 103 70 42 3 .335 .409 .565 3.6
2015 DET 120 440 39 108 20 0 11 64 31 52 0 .245 .301 .366 -1.4
2016 DET 154 553 65 160 22 0 27 86 50 90 0 .289 .351 .476 1.1
2017 DET 107 392 38 100 16 0 10 47 36 63 0 .255 .324 .372 -0.9
Totals: 1840 6830 882 2036 402 3 237 1124 698 842 7 .298 .364 .462
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2013-14 DET 11 42 9 17 4 0 1 5 1 3 0 .405 .432 .571
2014-15 DET 3 12 3 4 2 0 1 3 0 4 0 .333 .333 .750
Totals: 14 54 12 21 6 0 2 8 1 7 0 .369 .383 .661