After the Detroit Tigers Victor Martinez suffered the dreaded ACL tear and has probably seen his 2012 written off, they are casting about for a DH-type to fill the void. There are a huge number of options, and Jon Paul Morosi mentions a few, one of which is Carlos Lee.â†µ
Ignoring Lee's defense, in 2011 he put up a solid above average campaign, putting up a 117 OPS+. In recent weeks the spectre of a move to Cleveland has risen, but these were only tentative enquiries. Nobody has made a serious run for Lee's services, and nobody will until the Astros and Jeff Luhnow make it clear they are willing to eat most of the $18.5m still owed, at least three-quarters of it.â†µ
More likely the Tigers will either pursue a free agent or put an in-house candidate like Miguel Cabrera in the DH position. Vladimir Guerrero and Carlos Pena seem like more sensible options for now.