By Dan Jenkins

[UPDATE 5:09 pm: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers deal with Martinez is for four years and $68 million, pending a physical.]

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[UPDATE 4:37 pm: The New York Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed that the two sides have agreed on a deal.]

Earlier Wednesday, 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.

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It appears that the two sides are close to an agreement. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted Wednesday that the Tiger’s are close to a four-year deal with Martinez.

Martinez posted career-highs with a .335 batting average and 32 home runs. Martinez was second to Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (.341) for the American League lead in batting average.

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Martinez had the highest OPS (.974) and WAR (5.3) among six qualified designated hitters, including David Ortiz, Nelson Cruz, Billy Butler, Chris Carter and Adam Dunn.