Tigers, Victor Martinez make it official
DETROIT (AP) – Victor Martinez and the Detroit Tigers have completed their four-year deal.
The team announced the signing Friday. General manager Dave Dombrowski says he expects Martinez to be used as a designated hitter while also catching two to three times a week.
Martinez hit .302 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs in 127 games with Boston last season. The Tigers had been looking for another big bat to add to a lineup that also includes slugging first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Detroit had reached a preliminary agreement with Martinez on a $50 million, four-year contract, which was subject to a physical.