Found January 24, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
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Not long after catching wind that they will be without catcher/first baseman Victor Martinez, the Detroit Tigers added the highly-coveted first baseman Prince Fielder for the cost of $214 million over the course of nine seasons.

Originally reported by Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown, the Tigers apparently jumped into the bidding war for the slugging 27-year-old and immediately came out the victors – no pun intended.

In 2011, Fielder hit .299/.415/.566 with 38 home runs and 120 RBI in 162 games last year for the Milwaukee Brewers. In 998 career games, Fielder has amassed a .282 career batting average, 230 home runs and 656 RBIs.

Miguel Cabrera, the team’s first baseman last season – hitting .344 with 30 home runs and 105 runs batted in – is expected to slide over to designated hitter. The two men will likely provide the biggest one-two punch in the American League Central.

The Cleveland Indians continue to look for an upgrade at first base. It is largely anticipated that, with the most-coveted free agent signed, the rest of the chips are expected to fall into place.

[Related: Pena to the Rays: So Now What, Tribe Fans?]

(Source: Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports)

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