Tigers put Victor Martinez on DL
What Do the Tigers Do Now?
Victor Martinez is a key cog in both the Tigers offense and as a backup catcher. The Tigers have tought choices now that's he out, writes David Schoenfeld. Blog
The Tigers made the move before Tuesday's game against Seattle. The Tigers purchased the contract of catcher Omir Santos from Triple-A Toledo to take Martinez's roster spot.
Martinez left Monday's game in the second inning. He had tweaked his groin in his final at-bat at Oakland on Saturday and then rested Sunday as a precaution.
Martinez said he felt the muscle strain during his only at-bat on Monday, in which he singled.
Manager Jim Leyland says he's mad at himself for playing Martinez. The decision now was to give Martinez a full stint on the DL to get healthy.
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