Victor Martinez tore a meniscus in his knee last week, needs surgery

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Bad news for the Tigers:

The Tigers just signed Martinez to a four-year, $68 million deal. Now he’s going under the knife.

In the past, players who have had surgery to repair similar injuries have missed 4-6 weeks. That would blow a big hole in Martinez’s spring training, but would still mean that he’d be available for the great majority of the season.

UPDATE: Or, maybe not. Depends what the doctors find when they operate: