Found January 20, 2012 on Lions Blog:
Perhaps the hitter to replace Victor Martinez already is here. Perhaps he's Brennan Boesch -- a healthy and confident Boesch.
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Tigers move on minus injured Martinez (AP)

Days after learning Victor Martinez could miss the entire 2012 season with a knee injury, the Detroit Tigers began looking ahead to the challenge of replacing him. Manager Jim Leyland was relatively at ease Thursday when discussing Martinez, who tore the ACL in his left knee last week. The Tigers are still considering their options, but Leyland says the team will find somebody "either...

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Victor Martinez's status after he tore his ACL, which players could make noise as minor league invites to big league camp, and a couple wrap up points on the Hall of Fame balloting.

The BP First Take: Wednesday, January 18 by Daniel Rathman

Hope springs eternal as spring training approaches—and then something like this happens. The Tigers found out on Tuesday that Victor Martinez tore the ACL in his left knee, and the 33-year-old is likely to require surgery, which would leave him sidelined for all of the 2012 season. Detroit was viewed as a favorite to repeat atop the American League Central this year, and at...

Dombrowski: Resilient Tigers will be OK without Victor Martinez

Dave Dombrowski was somber when he spoke to the media Tuesday about Victor Martinez's knee injury. The Tigers general manager had learned the day before that Martinez likely would miss the season. "A sock in the gut," Dombrowski called it. By Friday, Dombrowski had regained his public vigor and optimism.

Tigers Lose Martinez to Knee Injury, Mull Signing a Replacement

The Tigers' offense took a hit Tuesday when it was announced Victor Martinez would miss the entire season with a knee injury.

Replacing Victor Martinez won't be easy, but Tigers begin process

DETROIT - The vehicles of the Tigers' caravan will roll from Comerica Park early this afternoon. Vladimir Guerrero...

'Probably not a good fit' for Tigers

HBT: Victor Martinez‘s season-ending knee injury has Tigers fans getting their hopes up for Prince Fielder, but Dave Dombrowski threw cold water on that notion.

KC's patience may pay off ... eventually

Its been 27 years since the Kansas City Royals last reached the playoffs. Chicago Cubs fans are lauded for their patience, but theyve enjoyedendured five postseason appearances since Kansas Citys most recent trip to October. Am I alone in thinking the Royals shouldnt be that far away from snapping the drought? Kansas City scored a respectable 730 runs last year with a young lineup...

Royals' patience may pay off soon

It's been 27 years since the Kansas City Royals last reached the playoffs. Chicago Cubs fans are lauded for their patience, but they've enjoyed/endured five postseason appearances since Kansas City's most recent trip to October. Am I alone in thinking the Royals shouldn't be that far away from snapping the drought? Kansas City scored a respectable 730 runs last...

Justin Masterson - The One That Got Away

The date was July 31, 2009 and it was the last day of that season's trade deadline. The Boston Red Sox needed a boost to help that season's playoff chances. And so on that deadline day, the Red Sox pulled the trigger on a deal with the Cleveland Indians for Victor Martinez. In return, the Red Sox sent Justin Masterson, Bryan Price and Nick Hagadone. Martinez performed...

Drew Sharp: Tigers should mope for a day, then sign Vladimir Guerrero

Everyone in Detroit has 24 hours to curse fate over the loss of Victor Martinez. And then it's time to figure out the best alternative. Signing free agent Vladimir Guerrero to a one-year contract would be the smartest move.

Lets Make A Deal Edition

Some big names have come off the board. What about the Prince? I have some real concerns about the Tigers 2012 edition without Victor Martinez in the lineup. I think his loss has very negative ramifications on the season for Miguel Cabrera. If VMart isn't in the middle of the lineup, then who is? I'm not totally sold on a full season of strength from Brennan Boesch...

Leyland's lineup creativity may be tested

A couple of days after hearing of Victor Martinez's left knee injury, Tigers manager Jim Leyland had progressed from shock to acceptance, and a little bit of recovery.
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