Victor Martinez

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers watches a replay of Don Kelly #32 being forced out at third during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dombrowski Not Optimistic About Scherzer Returning

“I think we probably made more of an effort to sign Max earlier in the year,” Dombrowski said, “so I don’t think your odds improve.”

CBS Detroit–10/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his double 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 Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Will Get ‘First Crack’ At Free Agent Victor Martinez

Martinez had a career year in 2014, belting 32 home runs and nearly winning the American League batting title with an average of .335.

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros walks to the on-deck circle in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Astros Change Course, Put Altuve Back In Lineup

Jose Altuve has been added to the Houston Astros’ lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him — against his wishes — in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race.

97.1 The Ticket–09/28/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 24:  Pitcher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox shouts and gestures at Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers after hitting him with a pitch during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on September 24, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Ventura: Sale Did Not Hit Martinez On Purpose

White Sox manager Robin Ventura is taking with Detroit Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus for accusing ace Chris Sale of throwing at Victor Martinez.

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 19:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits a RBI single in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals  at Kauffman Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Ausmus Calls Sign-Stealing Claim ‘Ludicrous,’ Says Hitting Martinez Was ‘Weak’

“It’s a little weak that they would hit him,” Ausmus said. “If they injure Victor there and we’re in the playoff hunt, that’s bad news.”

CBS Detroit–09/24/2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers runs back to the dugout after getting a run-scoring sacrifice against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Will Rotate Martinez, Cabrera At DH For Remainder Of Season

With Cabrera dealing with an ankle injury, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Thursday that the team will rotate Cabrera and usual designated hitter Victor Martinez at first base.

CBS Detroit–09/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 28: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits for a lead off double to start the ninth inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on August 28, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 3-2.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Named AL Player Of The Month For August

In 31 games last month, Martinez batted .350 with a .442 on-base percentage as he racked up 41 hits and 19 walks.

CBS Detroit–09/04/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 20: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers points back to the crowd as comes in after hitting a grand slam home run off of pitcher Kirby Yates #49 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning of a game on August 20, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Sources: White Sox Will Make Push For Tigers DH Victor Martinez In Offseason

Martinez has been with the Tigers since coming over from the Red Sox in 2011, but missed the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL.

08/30/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 12:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers grounds into a fielder's choice in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on August 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Bothered By Negativity Of Tigers Fans: ‘They Think We’re Playing Little League Teams’

“It bothers me because people think that we’re playing Little League teams out there,” Martinez said.

CBS Detroit–08/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 3:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his home run with Eugenio Suarez #30 of the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park on July 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Five Tigers To Watch In The Second Half

Here’s a look at which Detroit players will be particularly key in sending the Tigers farther in the playoffs than last season.

CBS Detroit–07/17/2014

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