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Tigers' J.D. Martinez joins elite company with 100th RBI

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been chasing two milestones for weeks. On Tuesday night, he reached one and got one step closer to the other. Martinez hit a two-run homer off Rangers ace Cole Hamels in the first inning, becoming the first Tigers outfielder to drive in 100 runs in a season since Magglio Ordonez in 2008. It was his 38th home run of the year, putting him just two...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers deal Twins gut-wrenching loss in 12 innings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ian Kinsler's two-out RBI single preceded a two-run homer by J.D. Martinez in the top of the 12th inning, pushing the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 7-4 in a back-and-forth game Wednesday night. With scant fans left from the paid crowd of 22,509, Martinez's 37th home run off Brian Duensing (4-1) landed with a loud clang on the metal bleachers in lower left...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: J.D. Martinez is left without a locker in Cleveland

September roster expansions are great for everyone. The team has a number of extra bodies to give rest to players in need, young guys get a chance to show their stuff at the major-league level, and veterans get the chance to connect with young players and help mentor them. But it does have one drawback -- like overcrowding in the clubhouse, which means some players are doubling up...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Cleveland does not provide J.D. Martinez with locker

Some Tigers were hanging out at their respective lockers Thursday prior to their game against the Indians at Progressive Field.  J.D. Martinez was hanging out in the middle of the locker room, sitting in front of a metal clothes bar…at his locker…at Progressive Field. You see, the Indians forgot to provide Martinez with an actual locker.  So, he received a clothes rack and...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Opening Drive: J.D. Martinez hangs with HarBros, crushes home run

We’re on the road again as the #FS1OpeningDrive tour bus is leaving Cincinnati and headed to New York City for our next stop. Throughout the tour, we’ll provide a morning recap of the news, commentary, tidbits and whimsy surrounding our tour stops, as we prepare for Michigan vs. Utah, Sept. 3 on FOX Sports 1. Tour News: J.D. Martinez Loves The HarBros It was a typical...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez is a major bright spot in a disappointing season

The Detroit Tigers have not lived up to expectations this season. As of August 25, they are 17 games back of the Royals in the AL Central and 10 games back of the final wildcard spot. But that doesn’t even accurately represent how poor the team has played for the majority of the year. Since their 11-2 start, they’ve gone just 48-62, which is the one of the worst records in the...
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What a J.D. Martinez extension might look like

J.D. Martinez when from getting cut from the worst team in baseball to hitting in the middle of the order for the Detroit Tigers in the matter of two months. Unlike many of the recent flash in the pan players that the Detroit Tigers have found on the scrap heap of late, Martinez has staying power. As a matter of fact, he’s only getting better. With that being said, it is about...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Should J.D. Martinez be sent down to Toledo?

Another week of baseball is in the books, with the Detroit Tigers going 2-3 to push their overall record to 19-12 (The Tigers and Kansas City Royals were tied in a rain delay at the time I published this article). They are only a half game out of first place in the AL Central, but a potentially impactful problem is looming in the middle of their lineup. J.D. Martinez is continuing...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

JD Martinez: New Swing or Something Else?

JD Martinez has changed his swing and appears to have become a whole new hitter. The new JD Martinez has been a huge part of Tigers offense; he ranks first on the team in ISO and second in wOBA. In the month of June, Martinez was third in the Majors in wOBA behind only Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. Rewind three months to late March, and JD Martinez was being cut by the Astros...
Via Batting Leadoff
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers call up slugger J.D. Martinez from Toledo

J.D. Martinez wasn't in the Tigers' plans at the beginning of the regular season. He has forced them to change their mind. The 26-year-old slugger, who wasn't even on Detroit's 40-man roster, was hitting .308 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs in 17 games for Toledo until the Tigers purchased his contract Monday morning. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Tigers moved Andy Dirks...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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