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• Tigers slugger and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was announced on Monday as one of 32 Major League players who have already committed to take part in next spring's World Baseball Classic. Cabrera will be part of Team Venezuela, as he was in 2006 and 2009.

• Dombrowski said designated hitter Victor Martinez will not participate for Team Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, instead spending Spring Training with the team to work back into shape after missing this past season recovering from knee surgery. Martinez is hitting off a tee, Dombrowski said, and has started a running program.

• Another Tiger who won't be playing in the World Baseball Classic is catcher Alex Avila. He was claimed by Team Spain, citing his heritage, but will spend Spring Training in Lakeland, Fla. If Avila were to take part in the WBC, assistant general manager Al Avila said, it would be for Team USA.

• Dombrowski would not comment on whether the Tigers have offered a contract to Jeremy Bonderman, but he said in general they have offers out on starting pitchers to come in as protection in case of injuries. At this point, some pitchers are waiting to see if they can find a guaranteed contract somewhere else.

• Tigers slugger and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was announced on Monday as one of 32 Major League players who have already committed to take part in next spring's World Baseball Classic. Cabrera will be part of Team Venezuela, as he was in 2006 and 2009.

• Dombrowski said designated hitter Victor Martinez will not participate for Team Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, instead spending Spring Training with the team to work back into shape after missing this past season recovering from knee surgery. Martinez is hitting off a tee, Dombrowski said, and has started a running program.

• Another Tiger who won't be playing in the World Baseball Classic is catcher Alex Avila. He was claimed by Team Spain, citing his heritage, but will spend Spring Training in Lakeland, Fla. If Avila were to take part in the WBC, assistant general manager Al Avila said, it would be for Team USA.

• Dombrowski would not comment on whether the Tigers have offered a contract to Jeremy Bonderman, but he said in general they have offers out on starting pitchers to come in as protection in case of injuries. At this point, some pitchers are waiting to see if they can find a guaranteed contract somewhere else.