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Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:40 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2012 3:45 pm
 
The Tigers could be without designated hitter Victor Martinez for the entire 2012 season, after the team announced Tuesday that Martinez suffered a serious injury to his left knee in offseason training.

Martinez will be reevaluated next week by Dr. Richard Steadman, but the team said the initial finding is that he has a torn ACL, and the expectation is that surgery will be required.

The injury is a huge blow to a Tiger team that is a strong favorite to repeat as American League Central champions. Martinez hit .330 and drove in 103 runs in his first year with the Tigers, providing strong protection in the batting order for Miguel Cabrera.

The Tigers originally signed Martinez as a combination catcher and DH, but he became a full-time DH late last season and was expected to fill the same role in 2012. His injury could spur the Tigers to sign one of the remaining DH types on the market. Quite a few remain available, including ex-Tigers Carlos Pena and Johnny Damon, as well as Hideki Matsui.

The Tigers are also among the teams most interested in Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. But even if they sign Cespedes, it's not clear he would be ready to contribute immediately.

Category: MLB
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Brian.   Face it man, you're all done.  You are a fraud and that's it,,,,,, end of story.   You've been caught in lie after lie after lie.  And it's not just people thinking you lied about these things, it's actually people PROVING you lied about just everything you've said.   


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Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Oh no....................  &
nbsp;    Victor - take 'er easy and get better !!!!     There remain MANY a Tribe fan who wish(es) only the best for you !!!



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:21 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

WRONG.1 I.D.



Let's review one of your earlier posts, shall we?

October 2, 2011 10:53 pm

brian8ball,

I missed you after your unfortunate banning under the "EAGLES STINK" SN.

Thanks So many guys in here mostly from Boston,Phila and Detroit talk tough.But then go running to the CBS POLICE.

Liar.



Since: Sep 24, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:56 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

I know I am just a Detroit sports fan and all, but look what I found when I did a quick member search:



If you check some of the posts from this member, who signed up Jul 7, 2009 4:27am, it sure does sound like you Brian.  Even have the same current rating of 49.

Anyhow, peace.  Hope the girls are well.


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