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How will Victor Martinez's deal with Tigers affect Nelson Cruz's market?
How will Victor Martinez's deal with Tigers affect Nelson Cruz's market?

The first bombshell of the hot stove season dropped Wednesday when the Detroit Tigers backed up the truck to keep designated hitter Victor Martinez with a four-year deal that is reportedly worth $68 million. Martinez, who will turn 36 in December, was one of the top pure hitters available on the free-agent market. He batted .335/.409/.565 with a career-high 32 home runs last season, led the American League in on-base percentage (.409) and OPS (.974) and is a finalist for the AL Most Valuable Player award, which will be announced Thursday. It will be interesting to see how Martinez’s signing impacts the market value of Nelson Cruz. While Martinez battled for a AL batting title...

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