Victor Martinez

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 30: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers pumps his fist after teammate J.D. Martinez #28 (not in photo) hits a two run home run in the eight inning to tie the interleague game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 30, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez: ‘I Got No Respect For No One On That Team’ [AUDIO]

“If they’re really thinking that he would do that on purpose, they’re playing the wrong sport.”

97.1 The Ticket–07/01/2015

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 23: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 23, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Bunt Call, Decision To Pinch-Run For Martinez Prompt Second-Guessing Of Ausmus

“It’s easy to judge from outside, but we’re trying to win ball games,” Victor Martinez said Thursday. “I think that was the best option.”

CBS Detroit–06/25/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Miguel Cabrera #24 and Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers greet each other prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Activating Victor Martinez From Disabled List

In 34 games before going on the disabled list, Martinez had a .216 batting average and a .308 on-base percentage.

CBS Detroit–06/19/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers is hit by a pitch from Cleveland Indians Danny Salazar as Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians works behind the plate during the first inning at Comerica Park on April 24, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez, Alex Avila Both Back To Baseball Activities

The Tigers are currently on a five-game losing streak. With a 28-25 record, Detroit is third in its division, 3.5 games out of first place.

CBS Detroit–06/03/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers singles to right field scoring Rajai Davis and Ian Kinsler (not in photo) during the first inning wearing a throwback Negro League Uniform during the game against the Cleveland Indians on April 25, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Injuries, Division Rivals Providing Early Test For Tigers

“I know it’s a good team,” manager Brad Ausmus said.

97.1 The Ticket–05/26/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 4: Right fielder Tyler Collins #18 of the Detroit Tigers runs into the wall chasing down a fly ball hit by Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on September 4, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Collins On Call-Up To Tigers: ‘I Feel Like I Belong Here’

“Hopefully I can stick this time and show them that I can play,” Collins said before Tuesday’s game, in which he had a hit and a walk.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Placing Victor Martinez On DL: ‘It Wasn’t Victor’s Choice’

Designated hitter Victor Martinez did not want to go on the disabled list. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus overruled him Monday night.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: Designated hitter Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers scores the game winning run during the seventh inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 20, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 2-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Place Victor Martinez On 15-Day Disabled List

Martinez had been battling soreness in the knee for some time. He underwent surgery on it before the season after tearing his meniscus.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Tyler Collins hits a three-run home run during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tigers defeated the Indians 12-1. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Calling Up Tyler Collins

In 18 games for the Tigers last season, Collins had a batting average of .250 and an on-base percentage of .280.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Plan In Place To Get Victor Martinez Healthy; Tigers Have Considered All Possibilities

“We’re going to try and get this thing fixed or healed, hopefully, and still have the ability to play him,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–04/20/2015

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