Tigers will not re-sign Jose Valverde or Delmon Young

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Tigers plan to bring back their manager Jim Leyland next season, but Detroit's David Dombrowski, president/general manager/CEO, said the same can't be said for reliever Jose Valverde or designated hitter Delmon Young.

However, Dombrowski said he does have interest in trying to re-sign pitcher Anibal Sanchez next season.

"I'd love to have Anibal Sanchez back if we could. Beyond that when I talked to Delmon Young, I had told him that at this point we're very thankful (for his contributions) -- and all of this has to do with all of these guys. (We're) very thankful for things that they have done for us," said Dombrowski.

"But also you have to make some business decisions, and in Delmon's case we will not be pursuing to re-sign him. We look at him primarily as a DH at this time."

Since Victor Martinez is planning on becoming Detroit's designated hitter next season, Dombrowski said there is really not a spot for Young at this time.

"Victor is sliding into that (role). We feel Victor will be ready to go next season." 

Martinez missed the 2012 campaign because of an offseason knee surgery.

Dombrowski said the Tigers will not re-sign Valverde next season, but are planning to tender a contract offer to Brennan Boesch. Boesch was not added to the Tigers 25-man postseason roster.

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