Victor Martinez to play final MLB game Saturday

Posted: 5:03 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-22 03:25:12Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez announced before Friday's game he will finish his 16-season career on Saturday against the Royals.

Martinez will sit out Sunday's series finale and accompany the team on its final road trip without playing.

"I feel like I owe it to the fans to have my final at-bats here," said Martinez, who will be honored in a pregame ceremony.