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Detroit Tigers veteran Victor Martinez is likely to retire at the end of the 2018 season, according to various reports. V-Mart has spent sixteen seasons in the majors, eight of which were spent in the Motor City. Martinez held a press conference to various media outlets, where he elaborated more on the decision.
Another Tigers veteran with a question mark surrounding their tenure is Jordan Zimmerman. The Tigers brought him on via free agency six months before turning 30 for a $110 million. But the veteran pitcher thinks you should wait before writing off his time with the team writes Lynn Henning.
Anthony Fenech, of the Detroit Free Press, writes that Zimmerman is better than his stats but not better than his salary. Meanwhile, our own Andy Patton though, explores possible Zimmerman trade scenarios. There’s sixteen days before the non-waiver trade deadline passes, so the Tigers could make some moves.
It seems more likely that any trading the team does will happen during the off-season. Patton also looks at the five best late round draft picks in Detroit Tigers history. Brock Deatherage was selected in the tenth round of this seasons draft and he’s been lighting up Single-A West Michigan.
The Detroit Tigers haven’t had the greatest season in 2018. That hasn’t stopped some rays of hope from shining through at Comerica Park. Case in point, one young baseball fan shared a foul ball he caught with another young fan. He called it starting a “line of awesomeness”.
The Tigers have also had their fair share of injuries this season. Joining the list of players who’ve been on the disabled list is Artie Lewicki. The team placed Lewicki on the DL and called up Zac Reininger from Triple-A Toledo.