Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes each homered for the Detroit Tigers in 6-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
“I have a feeling that we may be looking to protect him a little bit,” Rand said. “We’ll see how rehab goes and see where it takes us.”
Victor Martinez today underwent successful medial menisectomy surgery of the left knee.
They may just have their answer right under their nose.
Martinez nearly won the American League batting title in 2014 with a .335 average.
Major League Baseball announced today that Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers has been voted the winner of the 2014 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.
It’s not often a general manager has to defend bringing back the runner-up in the MVP race, but Detroit’s Dave Dombrowski faced an obvious question after signing Victor Martinez to another four-year deal.
With four straight division titles to their credit — but no World Series championship since 1984 — the boldness is understandable.
Dombrowski said Friday that Martinez sought him out in the clubhouse late this summer and asked to speak to him privately.
“The Tigers were pretty much determined they were going to do whatever it takes (to re-sign Victor.)