Victor Martinez

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

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 04:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers field the ball against the Oakland Athletics during Game One of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 4, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Too Late To Change, Tigers Will Have To Get It Done Despite Defensive Weaknesses

In the postseason, weaknesses get exposed quickly. Sometimes they can be corrected. Sometimes a team just has to live with them and do the best it can, and that is the situation for this Detroit Tigers team.

CBS Detroit–10/10/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his seventh inning solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tigers Offense Finally Finds Groove, Helps Stave Off Elimination

Powerful as it is, the Detroit Tigers offense sometimes hits the skids. It might blow the doors off an opposing defense, or it might suffer through a prolonged scoreless streak.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics is held back by home plate umpire Gary Darling while exchanging words with Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Benches Clear As V-Mart And Balfour Exchange Words [VIDEO REACTION]

It’s a bad sign for the Tigers that the most explosive part of the ALDS so far happened as a result of a foul ball.

97.1 The Ticket–10/07/2013

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 27:  Jhonny Peralta #27 and Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 27, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Just As Intended, Peralta Provides Pop In Offense, Looks Mediocre In The Field

Some fans still withhold forgiveness from Detroit Tigers shortstop-turned-left fielder Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball’s anti-drug policy.

CBS Detroit–10/07/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Victor Martinez #41 and Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate with champagne in the clubhouse with Martinez's son Victor Jose after the Tigers defeated the Twins 1-0 on September 25, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers clinched the American League Central Division title. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Some Players Just Happy To Be Healthy For Playoffs

A year ago at this time, all Victor Martinez could do was watch.

97.1 The Ticket–10/02/2013

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