Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) runs on his fifth-inning RBI-groundout during a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Kathy Willens
June 13, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is out of the starting lineup because of irritation in his right knee.

Martinez had an MRI on Monday morning, and manager Brad Ausmus says it showed ''no major structural issues.'' The 37-year-old Martinez says he isn't concerned and joked he is just ''getting old.''

Martinez is hitting .333 with nine homers and 35 RBIs in 60 games.

Outfielder J.D. Martinez replaced Victor Martinez at DH in the opener of a three-game series against the White Sox.

Ausmus says Victor Martinez is available to hit and will be evaluated daily.

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