With four straight division titles to their credit — but no World Series championship since 1984 — the boldness is understandable.
“I called him today and let him know,” Dombrowski said about the soon-to-be 40-year-old veteran.
Dombrowski said Friday that Martinez sought him out in the clubhouse late this summer and asked to speak to him privately.
If Hanrahan stays healthy, he will make $3.5 million.
“The Tigers were pretty much determined they were going to do whatever it takes (to re-sign Victor.)
If the Tigers would move Avila that would make room for minor league catcher James McCann, who appeared in 12 games for the Tigers in September.
FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reported on Wednesday night that the Tigers have traded for outfielder Anthony Gose, sending top prospect Devon Travis to Toronto in return.
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said that the team’s number one priority would be to re-sign Silver Slugger Award-winning designated hitter Victor Martinez.
“We like Victor. We hope he remains with us,” Dombrowski said Tuesday at baseball’s general managers meetings. “We’ll see what happens.”
The Tigers have hired David Newhan as their assistant hitting coach.