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Victor Martinez likely out for season

Updated: January 18, 2012, 3:02 AM ET
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DETROIT -- Tigers star Victor Martinez could miss the entire 2012 season after injuring his left knee during offseason conditioning.

The Tigers said Tuesday the 33-year-old Martinez tore his left ACL last week. An MRI on Monday in Lakeland, Fla., revealed the injury. The slugging designated hitter will be evaluated again next week, but the team fully expects Martinez to need surgery.

Detroit won the AL Central by 15 games last year and reached the AL Championship Series behind ...

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