Found January 19, 2012 on MLB Trade Rumors:
PLAYERS: Jim Leyland
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
The Tigers announced this week that Victor Martinez is likely to miss the 2012 season with a torn ACL and though GM Dave Dombrowski said the team won’t act rashly, the Tigers figure to be on the lookout for a bat. Here’s the latest on the defending AL Central Champions... Tigers manager Jim Leyland said on MLB Network Radio that the Tigers probably aren’t going to find someone as good as Martinez. “So if you say it’s not gonna hurt us, you’re lying,” he added. Hat tip to Jason Beck of, who has a partial transcript of Leyland's comments. Leyland said Johnny Damon’s name will likely come up since he can contribute to a club, even if he's not a "prototype DH." Leyland knows there are a lot of options remaining for teams in search of hitters. “How good they produce anymore, I don’t know,” he said. “And I always ultimately leave that up to Dave. We’ve already had some discussions, I won’t say who they are, of some guys internally.” John Lowe of

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