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DETROIT, MI - JULY 3:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers singles against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on July 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Rays 8-1. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers Continue To Play It Safe, Rest Victor Martinez Again

An issue with Martinez’s back and side has kept him sidelined for five of Detroit’s last seven games.

CBS Detroit–07/08/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 21: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers after Martinez hit a solo home run during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Scratched From Lineup With Soreness In Back, Side

The 35-year-old Martinez is hitting .323 with 20 home runs this season. The 26-year-old Martinez is hitting .317 with nine home runs.

CBS Detroit–06/30/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 20: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting a three run home run during the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 20, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Continues To Rake; Victor Martinez Wonders How Astros Let Him Go

One might wonder how the Astros let the 26-year-old Martinez get away.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 21: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Blows Kiss To Adrian Beltre [VIDEO]

Victor Martinez has a good friend in Adrian Beltre.

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 13: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with Torii Hunter #48 at home plate after hitting a three run home run in the ninth inning during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Tigers defeated the Orioles 4-1. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

ICYMI: Ausmus, Cabrera, Hunter And Martinez Talks About Cabrera’s 9th Inning HR [VIDEO]

Watch the video below to see Cabrera’s home run and watch Ausmus and the players who contributed to the ninth inning rally talk about the win.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 10: Former manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers hugs Justin Verlander #35 while Miguel Cabrera #24 looks on during a ceremony honoring Leyland prior to the Minnesota Twins playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 10, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Leyland Enjoying New Role With Tigers; Players Reminisce About Old Skipper

“I’m quite a ways away,” Leyland said, “but at the same time pretty close.”

CBS Detroit–05/12/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 7:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by third base coach Dave Clark #25 after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning at Comerica Park on May 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Keuchel’s Dominance Against Tigers Highlights Consistency Of Victor Martinez

Martinez has three homers in the last four games. He does not put too much stock in the sudden power surge.

CBS Detroit–05/08/2014

Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers is greeted by Austin Jackson #14 after Martinez' leadoff home run in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Martinez’s HR In 10th Leads Tigers Over Dodgers

Victor Martinez helped the Detroit Tigers overcome the struggles of Joe Nathan.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 17:  David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Martinez Probably Will Not Catch, Leyland Says, But Would Be An Option

“Hopefully we can have him ready for the game back in Boston,” Leyland said. “Whether we’re going to have that or not, I don’t really know.”

CBS Detroit–10/18/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers looks on after flying out in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera Buoys Offense With First Homer Since Sept. 17

Always one to deliver in big-game, high-drama moments, though, Cabrera broke his homerless streak Thursday with a two-run bomb that gave the Tigers a lead they would never relinquish.

CBS Detroit–10/11/2013

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