This list is typically full of future Hall of Famers - just part of the system in which DHs bounce around a bit toward the end of their careers. The group welcomes David Ortiz into that club in 2011, as he'll try to get more than a one-year deal this offseason. Vladimir Guerrero has been in this club for three years now, and Jim Thome is trying to play one more year as well. Jorge Posada is also in for the first time, if he doesn't decide to retire as a Yankee.
Ages are as of Opening Day 2012.
Free Agents Designated Hitters
|Name||Age||2011 team||2011 stats||2012 team||Contract|
|Vladimir Guerrero||37||Orioles||.290, 13 HR, 63 RBI||not signed|
|Hideki Matsui||37||A's||.251, 12 HR, 72 RBI||not signed|
|David Ortiz||36||Red Sox||.309, 29 HR, 96 RBI||Red Sox||Arbitration|
|Jorge Posada||40||Yankees||.235, 14 HR, 44 RBI||Retired|
|Jim Thome||41||Indians||.256, 15 HR, 50 RBI||Phillies||1 yr, $1.25M|