Well, it looks like one of the names that the Orioles were rumored to go after may probably be off the free agent market sooner rather than later. Both Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Boston Globe's Extra Bases blog is reporting that Victor Martinez is about to sign a long-term deal with the Detroit Tigers.
The Tigers have plenty of money to burn thanks to numerous contracts that have come off their books.
From Ken Rosenthal:
Catcher Victor Martinez is close to signing with the Tigers, a source confirms.
Ignacio Serrano, a reporter for Venezuela’s El Nacional, reported that Martinez will receive a four-year, $50 million contract.
The Tigers outbid the Red Sox, White Sox and Orioles, Serrano said.