Victor Martinez

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Victor Martinez #41 is congratulated by Bryan Holaday #50 of the Detroit Tigers after he scored on an RBI double by J.D. Martinez #28 in the ninth inning 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)

Detroit’s Victor Martinez Voted 2014 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter of the Year

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.

97.1 The Ticket–12/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 02: The Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and President/General Manager Dave Dombrowski celebrate the career of Ivan Rodriguez prior to the start of the game against the Colorado Rockies at Comerica Park on August 2, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Hoping Familiar Names Can Keep Run Going

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.

97.1 The Ticket–11/17/2014

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 05: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers talks with teammates Justin Verlander #35 on the mound against the Oakland Athletics during Game Two of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tigers Hoping Familiar Names Can Keep Run Going

With four straight division titles to their credit — but no World Series championship since 1984 — the boldness is understandable.

97.1 The Ticket–11/16/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Victor Martinez #41 is congratulated by Bryan Holaday #50 of the Detroit Tigers after he scored on an RBI double by J.D. Martinez #28 in the ninth inning 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)

Martinez Told Dombrowski This Summer He Wanted To Stay In Detroit

Dombrowski said Friday that Martinez sought him out in the clubhouse late this summer and asked to speak to him privately.

CBS Detroit–11/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 19:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits a fly ball for a double play, with the Kansas City Royals getting Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers trying to get back to second base, during the fourth inning at Comerica Park on June 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Top Five Quotes About The Tigers Off-Season

“The Tigers were pretty much determined they were going to do whatever it takes (to re-sign Victor.)

97.1 The Ticket–11/13/2014

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, Martinez Agree To Four-Year Deal

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said that the team’s number one priority would be to re-sign Silver Slugger Award-winning designated hitter Victor Martinez.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers follows through on a ninth inning RBI base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 25, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tigers GM Says Signing Martinez Is Top Priority

“We like Victor. We hope he remains with us,” Dombrowski said Tuesday at baseball’s general managers meetings. “We’ll see what happens.”

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2014

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)

Scherzer, Martinez Decline Qualifying Offers

None of the players given qualifying offers this season will accept, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

CBS Detroit–11/10/2014

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)

Victor Martinez Named Top DH, Wins Silver Slugger

Martinez won his only other Silver Slugger award in 2004, when he shared the honor as the top-hitting catcher in the American League with former Tiger Iván Rodríguez.

97.1 The Ticket–11/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 8: Victor Martinez #41 and Nick Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate after scoring runs on an error in the second inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Named Finalist For American League MVP

In the AL, the MVP finalists are Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley, Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, who finished second to the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera in each of the last two votes.

97.1 The Ticket–11/05/2014

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