Martinez’s chances for Tuesday sound good
Neither Victor Martinez nor Tigers manager Jim Leyland said they expect Martinez in the lineup for the Tigers’ series opener at Cleveland on Tuesday. But they sounded increasing optimism that he could be.
“I think so,” Leyland said before Sunday’s game, “but I can’t swear to that. I don’t know what’s going to happen. … As we always say, the only thing that ever takes care of injuries is time. But I don’t think it’s going to take that much time.”
After the game, Leyland said, “He’s doing good. He’s doing really good.”
Martinez sounded similar.
“I feel pretty good,” he said. “I’m obviously a little sore. I think the off-day [Monday] is going to help a lot.”