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Tigers veteran Victor Martinez says he's 'pretty sure' he'll retire after 2018 season

Tigers veteran Victor Martinez says he's 'pretty sure' he'll retire after 2018 season
Published On: Wed, Aug 15
Sep 7, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton (8) celebrates with designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) and right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) after hitting a three run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Following the Tigers' loss to the White Sox on Wednesday (CHW 6, DET 5), Detroit designated hitterA Victor Martinez indicated he's leaning strongly toward retiring following the 2018 season.

"I'm pretty sure this is going to be it," Martinez told reporters after the game. "Like I said, I'm just enjoying these last six weeks and finally go home."A 

Martinez, who turns 40 in December, has struggled badly in this, his 16th season in the bigs. So there's no doubt it's time. While Martinez isn't a Hall of Famer, he has indeed enjoyed an excellent career. Here's a look at his current career numbers in MLB.

V-Mart, in addition to being an excellent hitter during his prime, also spent more 7,000 defensive innings at catcher.

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