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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: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:29 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

yankees are living proof that money cant buy everything...your wallets open each year and hope for a ring....fabricated ball club



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:59 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

What excatly makes the Tigers one of the worst franchises?

World-class ballpark.
Local owner that has repeatedly put money back into team.
Players and free agents are actually wanting to come here now.

Yeah, sounds awful.




Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:16 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

sign fielder to a monster 1 year contract, than he can be a free agent again next year!! like 35 mil for 1 yr
Yea cabrara and fielder ..... nice!



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:14 am
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Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:09 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

On a positive note, the Yankees were able to get a little bit more time on the golf course... with such a long off-season.


brian8ball
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Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:05 am
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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:03 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

yes it is not even worthwhile responding to the little troll! making fun of him becomes boring, but then again....

anyways - redwing great point by the way, considering the economic climate in Detroit(not that it is great anywhere)the fans support all the franchises and ownership, especially the Ilitches', support their fans and franchises.
we can make numbers say whatever we want .. as an example lets review the income per family per capita and then review the support of each team by non corporate fans.. 

ok so before i go i must ... hey cueball little cold on the east coast this morning? seems a little later before you could sneak down into your mommas basement to use the old 486k...momma wont let you wear her extra clothes to stay warm troll?

out     


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:01 am
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brian8ball
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