J.D. Martinez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tigers' J.D. Martinez lands in select company with 100th RBI

    Detroit News "J.D. Martinez had been pressing. He can admit it now. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't," he said. He has been chasing 40 home runs and 100 RBIs for weeks. "It's one of those things, you just want to get it over with," he said. "Everyone keeps talking about it. You guys (media) keep asking..." September 30

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Ausmus said J.D. Martinez took pitch off tricep, not elbow. He stayed in game but they'll wait to see if it tightens before deciding lineup.

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    #Tigers' JD Martinez left the game with a left knee contusion. Xrays were negative and he's day to day. #orioles

  • Tigers' J.D. Martinez underrated for defense in outfield

    Detroit Free Press "Opposing runners might think twice about trying to run on J.D. Martinez in the future, considering he entered Friday's game tied for the American League lead in outfield assists. Martinez and Leonys Martin of the Rangers each had a dozen assists, followed by ex-Tiger Avisail Garcia of the White..." July 25

  • J.D. Martinez returns from wrist injury

    Houston Chronicle "Outfielder J.D. Martinez who missed 44 games while on the disabled list with a left wrist sprain since July 27 was activated from the disabled list Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Angels." September 14

  • J.D. Martinez proves to be capable of handling cleanup role

    Houston Chronicle "The decision to return J.D. Martinez to Class AAA Oklahoma City before spring training was complete looks even stranger nearly two months into the season. Martinez was a late cut during exhibition play but has recently found a home as the Astros’ cleanup hitter. He’s held the position 12 times..." May 31

  • Martinez’s go-ahead hit fuels Astros’ 6-3 win over Rockies

    Houston Chronicle "J.D. Martinez spoke for nearly 10 minutes Wednesday afternoon about not thinking. During Martinez’s initial two years in the majors, strong stretches would be erased by poor weeks. When Martinez’s numbers fell downward, the 25-year-old would worry, over-think and over-react. Not in 2013. Two..." May 30

  • Martinez puts stint in minors behind him

    Houston Chronicle "J.D. Martinez wasn’t good enough to make the Astros out of spring training. An injury to Fernando Martinez and subsequent poor production created an opening, though, and an outfielder who started in 2012 for the Astros is beginning to show signs he can stick in 2013. J.D. Martinez went..." May 24

  • Ankiel designated for assignment; Crowe, J.D. Martinez and Paredes on way up

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros’s experiment with veteran Rick Ankiel could be over. The team designated the outfielder for assignment along with outfielder Fernando Martinez and sent infielder Brandon Laird back to Oklahoma City. The team is bringing up outfielder Trevor Crowe and infielder/outfielder Jimmy..." May 06

  • J.D. Martinez optimistic right knee sprain isn’t serious

    Houston Chronicle "Astros left fielder J.D. Martinez had a bittersweet Friday night, hitting a two-run home run in the second inning before exiting in the fourth with a sprained right knee. “I was just bummed out more that I couldn’t finish the game really,” he said. “I was feeling good and I knew it was going to..." April 20