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Víctor Martínez
AVG HR RBI
.319 14 40
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-2 / 210 NFBC ADP: 267.15
Position: DHBorn: 12/23/1978 Birthplace: Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: S/R Draft: Undrafted by Indians (1996)


Latest News
June 27 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET10:54 ET14:54 GMT22:54 7:54 AM MST9:54 AM EST10:24 AM VEN18:54 UAE9:54 AM CT-Martinez got back on track with a pair of home runs in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the surging Indians.
Analysis: Martinez had been struggling with a .176 average and no extra-base hits over his previous nine games.
June 17 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Martinez hit three home runs, the Tigers pounded out six as a team and Detroit rallied from an early hole to beat the Kansas City Royals 10-4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Martinez's average is up to a sterling .338 and he has a .945 OPS.
June 14 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Martinez, who does not have any major structural issues with his balky knee, did not start any of the three games this week against the White Sox, but pinch-hit in two of them.
Analysis: "We need Victor for the entire season," manager Brad Ausmus said.
June 13 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Martinez is out of the Tigers' starting lineup against the White Sox because of irritation in his right knee.
Analysis: Martinez had an MRI on Monday morning, and manager Brad Ausmus says it showed "no major structural issues." The 37-year-old Martinez says he isn't concerned and joked he is just "getting old." Martinez is hitting .333 with nine homers and 35 RBIs in 60 games.
June 5 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Martinez delivered another multi-hit game Saturday, going 2 for 3 with a run scored in a win over the White Sox.
Analysis: V-Mart remains an absolute hitting machine at age 37. He's third in the majors with a .349 average and batting a torrid .412 with four homers and 12 RBIs over his last 13 games.
June 4 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET14:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE1:47 PM CT-Martinez had another big day at the plate Friday, finishing 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs in a win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Tops in the AL with a .344 average, Martinez is hitting a scorching .393 with three homers and seven RBIs over his last seven games.
May 30 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET14:49 ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST2:19 PM VEN22:49 UAE1:49 PM CT-Martinez went 3 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Martinez leads the AL batting race at .351 along with Boston's Xander Bogaerts.
May 29 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Martinez had another productive game in Saturday's loss at Oakland, smashing a two-run homer and finishing 2 for 3.
Analysis: The 37-year-old hitting machine is 10 for 23 with two homers and seven RBIs over a six-game hitting streak that's raised his average to .341, second-best in the American League.
May 24 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Martinez had three hits, including the go-ahead single, in a 5-4 win against Philadelphia on Monday.
Analysis: Martinez, fourth in the AL with a .340 average, has five hits in his past two games after going 2 for 20 in his previous five contests.
May 13 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET18:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST5:30 PM VEN2:00 UAE (+1)5:00 PM CT-Martinez kept on raking in Thursday's loss at Baltimore, recording three hits and a pair of RBIs.
Analysis: Tied with teammate Nick Castellanos for the AL lead with a .362 average, Martinez is now a scorching 10 for 13 on Detroit's current road trip.
May 12 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET18:16 ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST5:46 PM VEN2:16 UAE (+1)5:16 PM CT-Martinez had three more hits in Wednesday's loss at Washington.
Analysis: Martinez, third in the AL with a .348 average, was coming off a 4-for-5 effort on Tuesday. Perhaps more impressive was that he wasn't one of Max Scherzer's 20 strikeout victims Wednesday.
May 11 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Martinez had four hits and scored two runs in a 5-4 win against Washington on Tuesday.
Analysis: Martinez, third in the AL with a .333 average, was 1 for 11 in his previous four games.
May 2 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-A red-hot Martinez finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win at Minnesota.
Analysis: The veteran slugger torched Twins pitching over the weekend, going 9 for 13 with five extra-base hits and six runs scored in the three-game series. Martinez is hitting a torrid .516 with three homers and nine RBIs over his last eight games.
May 1 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Martinez went 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: Martinez is sizzling with a.481 average and nine RBIs in his last seven games.
Apr. 30 12:22 PM PT1:22 PM MT2:22 PM CT3:22 PM ET15:22 ET19:22 GMT3:22 12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST2:52 PM VEN23:22 UAE2:22 PM CT-Martinez went 4 for 5 with a solo homer and drove in two runs in a 9-2 victory in Minnesota on Friday night.
Analysis: It was the first four-hit game this season for Martinez, who is 11 for 23 (.478) in his last six contests. He has three homers, three doubles and eight RBIs during that stretch.
Apr. 28 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Martinez drilled a three-run jack Wednesday.
Analysis: Martinez went 0 for 4 the next day in a bad effort.
Apr. 27 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET11:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE10:47 AM CT-Martinez went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to Oakland.
Analysis: It's the third straight multi-hit game for V-Mart, who's 6 for 12 with a home run and three RBIs over that stretch.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2002 Cle 12 32 2 9 1 0 1 5 3 2 0 0 .281 .333 .406
2003 Cle 49 159 15 46 4 0 1 16 13 21 1 1 .289 .345 .333
2004 Cle 141 520 77 147 38 1 23 108 60 69 0 1 .283 .359 .492
2005 Cle 147 547 73 167 33 0 20 80 63 78 0 1 .305 .378 .475
2006 Cle 153 572 82 181 37 0 16 93 71 78 0 0 .316 .391 .465
2007 Cle 147 562 78 169 40 0 25 114 62 76 0 0 .301 .374 .505
2008 Cle 73 266 30 74 17 0 2 35 24 32 0 0 .278 .337 .365
2009 Cle 99 377 56 107 21 1 15 67 51 51 0 0 .284 .368 .464
2009 Bos 56 211 32 71 12 0 8 41 24 23 1 0 .336 .405 .507
2009 Tot 155 588 88 178 33 1 23 108 75 74 1 0 .303 .381 .480
2010 Bos 127 493 64 149 32 1 20 79 40 52 1 0 .302 .351 .493
2011 Det 145 540 76 178 40 0 12 103 46 51 1 0 .330 .380 .470
2013 Det 159 605 68 182 36 0 14 83 54 62 0 2 .301 .355 .430
2014 Det 151 561 87 188 33 0 32 103 70 42 3 2 .335 .409 .565
2015 Det 120 440 39 108 20 0 11 64 31 52 0 0 .245 .301 .366
2016 Det 73 260 29 83 13 0 14 40 18 38 0 0 .319 .365 .531
Career 1652 6145 808 1859 377 3 214 1031 630 727 7 7 .303 .367 .469

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Cle Total 11 44 6 14 2 0 2 7 4 8 0 0 .318 .388 .500
    LDS 4 17 2 6 1 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 .353 .421 .588
    LCS 7 27 4 8 1 0 1 3 3 5 0 0 .296 .367 .444
2009 Bos Total 3 11 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .182 .250 .182
    LDS 3 11 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .182 .250 .182
2011 Det Total 11 40 4 10 0 1 2 5 5 6 0 0 .250 .348 .450
    LDS 5 18 1 4 0 0 1 3 2 5 0 0 .222 .300 .389
    LCS 6 22 3 6 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 .273 .385 .500
2013 Det Total 11 42 9 17 4 0 1 5 1 3 0 0 .405 .432 .571
    LDS 5 20 5 9 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 .450 .450 .700
    LCS 6 22 4 8 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .364 .417 .455
2014 Det Total 3 12 3 4 2 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 .333 .333 .750
    LDS 3 12 3 4 2 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 .333 .333 .750
Career 39 149 22 47 8 1 6 22 11 23 0 0 .315 .374 .503


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