Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 5th.
Detroit Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez celebrated in style on Friday night, after he crushed a go-ahead home run in the eight inning of a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Victor Martinez, who usually hits behind Miguel Cabrera, is getting a day off.
The Tigers lost outfielder J.D. Martinez to a back injury. The team announced he had lower back tightness and is day-to-day.
Martinez had recently been moved to the sixth spot because of struggles at the plate, but Ausmus said Martinez has turned a corner.
Martinez has been working with Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner to get himself back to form, and those efforts have made a difference.
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.
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.
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Maybe Martinez’s production will take a dip at some point this season. For now, baseball’s most improbable budding star continues to shine.