Victor Martinez

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Detroit Tigers Designated Hitter Age: 43-156d Exp: 14.114 Years Bat/Throw: Switch/Right
Country: Venezuela Agent(s): Alan Nero, Scott Pucino (Octagon)

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  • Current Contract

    Victor Martinez signed a 4 year / $68,000,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $68,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $17,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $68,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $17,000,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 36 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000($14,000,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 37 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($32,000,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 38 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($50,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 39 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($68,000,000)
    2019 Free Agent Year 40 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 10 Team Trade Block Protection (2015)
    • Full No Trade 2016-2018
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2011-2014

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $50,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,500,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2005-2009

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $15,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $3,100,000
    Free Agent: 2011 / UFA

    2004-2004

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $304,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $304,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $304,500 - $10,000 $314,500
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $1,000,000 - $1,500,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 - - $800,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $4,250,000 - - $4,250,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $6,200,000 - - $6,200,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $7,700,000 - - $7,700,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings AL SILVER SLUGGER:DH $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (15 seasons)
    $140,754,500 $1,000,000 $10,000 $141,764,500
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $15,054,500 $1,000,000 - $16,064,500
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,700,000 - - $7,700,000
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $118,000,000 - - $118,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 12 2014Signed a 4 year $68 million extension with Detroit (DET)
    Nov 23 2010Signed a 4 year $50 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Jul 31 2009Traded to Boston (BOS) from Cleveland (CLE) for Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price
    Apr 5 2005Signed a 5 year $15.5 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 5 2004Signed a 1 year $304k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jul 15 1996Signed a contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Victor Martinez, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2018 DET 133 124 467 32 117 21 0 9 54 32 0 49 .251 .297 .353 .650 -1.19
    2017 DET 107 104 392 38 100 16 0 10 47 36 0 63 .255 .324 .372 .696 -0.6
    2016 DET 154 143 553 65 160 22 0 27 86 50 0 90 .289 .350 .476 .826 1.48
    2015 DET 120 114 440 39 108 20 0 11 64 31 0 52 .245 .301 .366 .667 -1.62
    2014 DET 151 150 561 87 188 33 0 32 103 70 3 42 .335 .409 .565 .974 5.52
    2013 DET 159 153 605 68 181 36 0 14 83 54 0 62 .299 .353 .428 .781 1.34
    2011 DET 145 144 540 76 178 40 0 12 103 46 1 51 .330 .380 .470 .850 3.15
    2010 BOS 127 122 493 64 149 32 1 20 79 40 1 52 .302 .351 .493 .844 3.57
    2009 CLE 155 151 588 88 178 33 1 23 108 75 1 74 .303 .381 .480 .861 1.33
    2008 CLE 73 68 266 30 74 17 0 2 35 24 0 32 .278 .337 .365 .702 0.57
    Totals 1,884 1,811 6,994 881 2,057 408 3 239 1,142 704 6 853 0.294 0.359 0.456 0.815 13.55