In light of Victor Martinez’s ACL injury that will keep him out for the 2012 season, the Tigers are exploring options for the DH spot in their lineup. They are showing interest in veterans Hideki Matsui and Raul Ibanez, tweets Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.
Last season, 37-year-old Matsui played for the A’s and hit .252 with 12 home runs and 72 RBI. Ibanez, 39, hit .245 with 20 home runs and 84 RBI for the Phillies in 2012.
Martinez hit .330/.380/.470 for Detroit last season so no matter who the Tigers choose to bring in, his production will be very tough to replace.