J.D. Martinez

Detroit Tigers #28 - Left Field

  • Born: 08/21/87
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 220
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
2014 Tigers 67 228 32 74 18 2 14 47 15 60 2 2 .325 .363 .605

J.D. Martinez: Steal of the offseason

When the lowly Astros had no room for J.D. Martinez, the Tigers quickly scooped him up. Since then the 26-year-old outfielder has made himself a centerpiece in a World Series contender's lineup.

GIF: Raul Ibanez falls down

Even fielders fear Martinez's mighty swing now.

Victor Martinez still sidelined, ASG in jeopardy


Victor Martinez remains sidelined by soreness in his side and may not play at all this week. If his health doesn't quickly improve, odds are the Tigers' DH will be unable to appear in next week's...

Brad Ausmus's DH decision


With Victor Martinez out, Brad Ausmus has had to choose who to DH for the first time in his short managerial career. Tuesday he chose to DH J.D. Martinez over Torii Hunter.

J.D. Martinez, Sanchez selected for monthly honors


J.D. Martinez has been selected for the Tigers Player of the Month, while teammate Anibal Sanchez earned the Tigers Pitcher of the Month honor.

Rajai Davis' post-grand slam selfie


Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez memorialized the Tigers' walk-off win in the most 2014 way possible - a selfie posted on Instagram.

Victor Martinez scratched with side soreness


The Tigers will face the A's without their most productive offensive player in the lineup. Victor Martinez was a late scratch due to soreness.

Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: June 29, 2014


Astros news and notes from this past week.

J.D. Martinez has changed his swing and approach

J.D. Martinez adjusted his mechanics and became more aggressive, and now has claimed a spot in the Tigers' outfield

Torii Hunter willing to take a reduced role


Speaking with Drew Sharp of The Detroit Free Press, Torii Hunter says he would be willing to split time in right field.

Tigers need outfield to step up


The Tigers were counting on Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter and Rajai Davis to be a strong presence in the outfield. They haven't delivered.

J.D. Martinez named AL Player of the Week


J.D. Martinez's huge week with the bat did not go unnoticed, becoming the first Tiger to be named AL Player of the Week in 2014.

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