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There’s “a good chance” Victor Martinez will be back by September

Apr 30, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

There was guardedly optimistic news last month when it was learned that Victor Martinez didn’t need a complete ACL reconstruction and thus would not need the entire year to rehab from his knee injury.

Add this on to the pile of good news:

 

I’m guessing the Tigers recent struggles aren’t gonna keep them from cruising to the division title. I mean really, as bad a week or so as it has been and they’re still only one game back?  They’re gonna be fine.  As such, having V-Mart back as an extra bat for the playoffs could be a nice boost for Detroit.

  1. manifunk - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Would he be eligible for the playoff roster though? I thought those locked at the end of August

    • ptho16 - May 1, 2012 at 8:11 AM

      I believe a player who was injured can be added to the roster.

  2. Lukehart80 - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Too bad the Tigers will be ten games back of the Indians by September.

    Hey, quit laughing! …Okay, you can laugh.

  3. proudlycanadian - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    I feel like listening to a nostalgic version of “September Song”.

  4. tigerman3 - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    The way I understand it is all the Tigers have to do is put him on the active roster on Aug 31st even if he’s not ready , The rosters then lock and you can expand the rosters the next day.

  5. buffalo65 - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    With him catching, miggy at third and prince at first they can’t lose.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM

      With 3 designated hitters in the lineup at the same time, it is not a forgone conclusion.

    • umenyiora - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      He would be DH, not catching… His career at catcher is done.

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