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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: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:49 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Hilarious!  Methinks the boy has been on a steady diet of sour grapes ever since Tiger pitchers carved up his Yankees like a Christmas turkey in last year's playoffs.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:32 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:31 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

I see the 1st thing you do is answer my comment,WOW

It's tough to ignore you Brian.  Proving you wrong and making you look stupid is lots of fun.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:30 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:30 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Any other division in baseball and the Tigers would have no chance of making the playoffs,baseball should really not allow 5 terrible teams to play in the same division.I mean last year the Tigers were the only team with a winning record in the A.L WORST.The Blue Jays finished in 4th last year in the EAST better than every other WORST team except the Tigers.

Yet the Tigers were 4 games above .500 against the A.L East last season and knocked the Yankees out of the playoffs last year and in 2006 as well, the only 2 times they played them recently.

But you keep believing in your "what if" crap Brian.... whatever makes you happy little man. 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:28 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:26 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

And you mentioned good attendance????


2011 ranked 13th 79 pct and the 5th worst road attendance
Yankess 2nd at home 1st on the road.
And the Tigers were actually good last year and only get 79 pct full stadium.

2010 15th and  75 pct.Yankees 1st at home and on the road.

2009 12th 79 pct again.Yankees 2nd and 1st

Nice try Brian but once again you prove how stupid and incompetent you really are. The Tigers 79 percent of seats filled you're talking about was 10th overall in MLB, that's pretty damn good considering the demise of the auto industry and the effect it had in the state of Michigan.   The Yankees were 2nd at home and at 89 percent.  Using your logic 89 sucks because 11 percent of the seats were empty.  In MLB only 2 teams were at 100 percent, Philly and Boston.  Too many games in the season and too many seats to fill makes it a tough league to sell out. 

In 2010 the Yankees were 6th at 88.9 percent but once again nice play on numbers Brian.  You slam the Tigers for empty seats but for the Yankees only look at overall ticket sales,,,,, you're a funny little clown.

In 2009 the Yankees sold out 86.7 percent of their seats, good for 23rd in MLB .... again Brian, nice try but some of us have a brain.

You really need to learn how to read and interpret numbers instead of just trying to constantly fool people.

You're emebarassing yourself....


 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:26 am
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Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:53 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Uh oh!  That's a huge bat to remove from ANYONE"S line-up.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:51 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

What a shame.  I would agree with a previous poster that I'm not necessarily seeing any real challengers in the division.  They would be really hurting come playoff time however.


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