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Victor Martinez back in Tigers’ ineup

Jul 3, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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The Tigers’ lineup is at full strength once again, as Victor Martinez is back in his usual designated hitter spot for tonight’s game against the Rays.

Martinez missed the entire series against the Athletics this week due to soreness in his rib cage area, but his absence was considered precautionary. The Tigers managed to win all three games without him.

Martinez is currently enjoying the best season of his career at the age of 35. He ranks second in the American League in OPS (.974), third in batting average (.323), and fourth in home runs (20) and slugging percentage (.589).

  1. thatguytml92 - Jul 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    V-MART! Prince who?

    • roundballsquarebox24 - Jul 3, 2014 at 9:41 PM

      So far in 2014

      Victor Martinez: 20 HR, 23 strikeouts, 32 walks in 333 PA. – .323/.384/.589 – .974 OPS
      Prince Fielder: 3 HR, 24 Strikeouts, 25 walks in 178 PA – .247/.360/.360 – .720 OPS

  2. nflfollower - Jul 3, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    As a tigers fan I don’t know why people want to bash prince. VMart is having a great year, has nothing to do with prince, who is having a rough time with injuries and other things too outside baseball. Yea I wish he had hit better for us in the playoffs, but I wish him the best moving forward. There’s more to life than baseball.

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