Victor Martinez won't return in '12

Updated: August 17, 2012, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have given up hopes of Victor Martinez coming back this season after having surgery on his left knee.

Tigers trainer Kevin Rand said Friday the decision was made earlier in the week to stop Martinez's running program.

"We're starting to look at 2013," Rand said. "He's going to take a little time off from therapy because he has been working since January every single day."

Rand expects the 33-year-old Martinez to be healthy enough to return ...

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