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Tigers Fiers clowns scared JD Martinez for sitting out game

Tigers Fiers clowns scared JD Martinez for sitting out game
Published On: Sun, Jul 22
May 3, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers players Yoenis Cespedes (52), Victor Martinez (41), J.D. Martinez (28), and NIck Castellanos (9) celebrate after a bases clearing double from catcher Alex Avila (not pictured) against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

JD Martineza€™s day off Saturday against his old team did not sit well with some.

The Boston Red Sox All-Star outfielder was out of the lineup for their game against the Detroit Tigers, marking just his seventh missed contest of the year.

After the game (a 5-0 victory for Detroit), Tigers starter Mike Fiers, who fired 6.1 shutout innings to earn the win, seemed to rip Martinez. He said that Martinez was scared to face him and accused the AL RBIs leader of asking for a day off against him, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.

Jason Beck of MLB.com indicated that the comment was in good fun though, as the two used to be teammates in college at Nova Southeastern University.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Jordan Zimmermann SP
Victor Martinez DH
Mike Fiers SP
Francisco Liriano SP
Nicholas Castellanos RF
Pete Kozma SS
James McCann C
Daniel Norris SP
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