Victor Martinez thinks he’ll be ready for Opening Day

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Victor Martinez was expected to miss the beginning of the regular season due to surgery to repair the meniscus of his left knee. But he’s in Lakeland today and he tells the press that he thinks he’ll be good to go for Opening Day:

Martinez, entering the first year of a four-year, $68 million deal, hit .335/.407/.567 last year with 32 homers and 103 RBI. Having him healthy and productive in 2015 is essential for the Tigers’ playoff hopes.