J.D. Martinez

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Right fielder J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers catches a fly ball hit by Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Day-To-Day With Low Back Tightness, J.D. Martinez Will Be Designated Hitter Thursday

Victor Martinez, who usually hits behind Miguel Cabrera, is getting a day off.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

Right fielder J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers singles to shallow left center field in the seventh inning scoring Detroit Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis (not in photo) to tie the game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 20, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hunter, Mauer Lead Twins Past Tigers 6-2

The Tigers lost outfielder J.D. Martinez to a back injury. The team announced he had lower back tightness and is day-to-day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run RBI double in the fist inning in front of Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Returns To Batting Fifth; Iglesias Back In Lineup

Martinez had recently been moved to the sixth spot because of struggles at the plate, but Ausmus said Martinez has turned a corner.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers congratulates teammate Yoenis Cespedes #52 on a three run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Ausmus, J.D. Martinez Confident Martinez Headed In Right Direction

Martinez has been working with Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner to get himself back to form, and those efforts have made a difference.

CBS Detroit–05/09/2015

J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers runs out a fielder's choice in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals on May 3, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Again Batting Sixth, Bumped Down From Fifth Spot

Going into this week’s series, Martinez was 4-for-24 in the last six games, with a batting average of .167 and on-base percentage of .200.

CBS Detroit–05/07/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Right fielder J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers catches a fly ball hit by Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Purchase Tickets Now For J.D. Martinez Autograph Signing May 11 At The D Shop

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez will be signing autographs at Comerica Park on Monday, May 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The D Shop.

97.1 The Ticket–05/06/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 10: Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians during the home opener at Progressive Field on April 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Pokes Fun Of Jose Iglesias On Instagram [VIDEO]

If you are familiar with “Looney Tunes” then you will really enjoy the video.

97.1 The Ticket–04/15/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 12: J.D. Martinez #28 celebrates with Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers after Cabrera hit a two run homer during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** J.D. Martinez; Miguel Cabrera

With Four Homers Already, J.D. Martinez Picking Up Where He Left Off

Maybe Martinez’s production will take a dip at some point this season. For now, baseball’s most improbable budding star continues to shine.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI double scoring Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ausmus Compares J.D. Martinez’s Power To That Of Miguel Cabrera

“He’s right there with Miggy in terms of being able to drive the ball to right center,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after the game.

CBS Detroit–04/07/2015

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a photo during the Tigers' photo day on February 28, 2015 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Detroit’s J.D. Martinez Hits Baseball’s 1st Homer Of 2015 [VIDEO]

J.D. Martinez of the Detroit Tigers has hit the first home run of the 2015 baseball season.

97.1 The Ticket–04/06/2015

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