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Tigers, Santiago Reach Two-Year Deal

The Tigers have agreed to a two-year contract with infielder Ramon Santiago.

Santiago, 32, hit .260 in 101 games last season, playing mostly second base. He hit .295 after the All-Star break, helping Detroit pull away to win the AL Central.

He was one of four players to make at least 22 starts at second base for the Tigers in 2011, along with Ryan Raburn, Carlos Guillen and Will Rhymes.

Via Associated Press

Cardinals, Reds, Tigers Interested In Dotel

The Cardinals, Reds and Tigers are among the teams interested in free-agent reliever Octavio Dotel, according to a Major League source.

Dotel, 38, was a valuable member of the St. Louis bullpen during the second half and World Series run, compiling a 2.61 ERA in 12 postseason appearances.

Via Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports

Tigers Aren't Alone In Pursuit Of Buehrle

The Tigers are interested in left-hander Mark Buehrle, who has been the hottest pitcher available on the free-agent market this offseason.

Buehrle has been courted by the Marlins already and has been linked to a number of teams already with the winter meetings still upcoming.

Via Detroit News

Tigers Could Show Interest In Kelly Johnson

New rules under the collective bargaining agreement announced this week could change how teams approach free agency for the remainder of the winter.

Teams no longer have to surrender high draft picks for signing some free agents, one of which is second baseman Kelly Johnson.

If Detroit signs Johnson, he won't cost them a first-round draft pick as he would have previously.

Via Detroit Free-Press

Verlander Wins AL MVP

Justin Verlander has won the American League Most Valuable Player award for the 2011 season.

Verlander is the first pitcher to win the award since 1992 when Dennis Eckersley won as a closer with the A's.

Roger Clemens was the last starting pitcher to win both the AL MVP and AL Cy Young in the same season.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista, Curtis Granderson and Miguel Cabrera rounded out the top-five.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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