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.”
An inquisitive blond kindergarten student with glasses and a big smile, Zack danced at the wedding of Jessicah and stepfather Cliff just a year ago. Now Zack dances in his wheelchair, enthusiastically demonstrating moves like the shopping cart, the lasso and the Q-tip.
The Tigers have hired David Newhan as their assistant hitting coach.
None of the players given qualifying offers this season will accept, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.