The Detroit Tigers may look to replace Victor Martinez’s bat with either Hideki Matsui or Raul Ibanez, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
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Martinez tore his left ACL this month while undergoing offseason conditioning, and he is expected to miss all of 2012. The All-Star slugger hit .330/.380/.470 with 12 home runs and 103 RBI for the Tigers last year. Ibanez, who will turn 40 in 2012, hit .245/.289/.419 with 20 home runs and 84 RBI for the Philadelphia Phillies last season. Matsui, 37, hit .251/.321/.375 with 12 home runs and 72 RBI for the Oakland Athletics. Both player are former All-Stars.