Enough with the VMart catching saga already; Leyland tiring of daily storyline
DETROIT — Victor Martinez caught two games in the interleague series in New York this weekend, making his first appearances behind the plate in more than two calendar years.
There’s a chance he could do so again when the Tigers finish off the regular season with an interleague matchup against Miami, and possibly in the playoffs, should they be lucky enough to make it all the way to the World Series.
But manager Jim Leyland’s tired of talking about the novelty already.
“I’m not going to get into that. I’m not getting into that. It worked out very well for us, and I thought Victor handled it terrific how he handled it in the press. But I’m not going to get into, now, a big saga about Victor catching,” he said.
“The only thing you might consider in an American League park is if you really felt it would be beneficial to DH (Miguel) Cabrera for a day. Then you might put Victor in there to catch again. But I’m not going to sit here on a daily basis, and talk about Victor catching. He did a great job, didn’t miss a beat.”
Consider the story tabled.