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Ranking The 2011-12 Free Agent Designated Hitters

A look at the free agent DHs before the 2012 season


Updated February 09, 2012

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
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