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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
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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.

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Category: MLB
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Hey admins, Brian8ball2 is already created, obviously by the same troll.  If you ban one, please ban both.

I apologize to the admins and other readers for going after this guy, but he really was obnoxious.



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 4:07 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Oops, looks like someone got all pouty to the admins one too many times.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

YOU ARE RIGHT
Of course I'm right.  Brian, whenever you and I disagree I have always been and always will be right, given the massive chasm between our relative intelligence, education, life experience, and couth.  Your realization that I'm right and you're wrong is a great first step to your moving on to the fifth grade, learning to type in lower case, and drastically increasing your IQ test scores to the mid-70s. 

Congratulations!





Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 7:04 am
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

I AM REPORTING YOU TO THE POLICE



Sadly, this part is probably true.

BTW, who were you talking to when you posted they said they were a stockbroker?


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:32 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:31 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

YOU ARE RIGHT

Exactly Brian !  Don't ever forget that either because you haven't been right more then 3 times out of thousands of posts in the last 4 or 5 years you've been on these boards.   You barely understand the rules of the sports you post your comments about let alone have anything important to say.

It's bed time Brian.  Time to give daddy some licks oops sorry I mean kisses and off to bed you go son. 


ericdamidget
Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:30 pm
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Posted on: January 19, 2012 6:01 pm
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 6:00 pm
 

Victor Martinez hurt, could miss 2012 season

Redwings1969>>Brianateballs.&
nbsp; The guy has now been owned by at least a dozen people in the last month, and I mean owned.  nobody ever agrees with him and he doesn't have a single friend on the entire board.

Don't worry, Red, about Brian being a parent.  One has to have sex in order to procreate.  


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 5:53 pm
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