Tigers close to re-signing V. Martinez
The Tigers are close to re-signing designated hitter Victor Martinez to a four-year deal, according to a tweet by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Martinez is coming off season in which he hit a career-best 32 home runs and led the American League with a .409 on-base percentage. He also finished second in the AL with a .335 batting average and drove in 103 runs, while scoring 87 runs of his own.
Though the four-year commitment is a bit of a risk given the fact that Martinez turns 36 in December and is used primarily as a designated hitter, he proved this past season that he is still capable of being one of the game’s premier hitters.
— Paul Casella