Report: Tigers May Add Hideki Matsui Or Raul Ibanez

Tuesday January 24th, 2012

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.

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