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Dave Dombrowski says Tigers haven't made any multi-year offers to outfielders

Despite earlier reports, Detroit hasn't offered a contract to Scott Hairston.

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Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team has not made any multi-year contract offers to any outfielder, according to Jason Beck of

Dombrowski's statement came shortly after Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported that the Tigers had offered outfielder Scott Hairston a two-year contract.

Dombrowski said Avisail Garcia has the opportunity to win a job in the outfield out of spring training, according to Ricky Lindsay of the Michigan Journal.

Hairston, 32, is coming off his best power-hitting season of his career. In 134 games for the Mets, Hairston hit 20 home runs with a slash line of .263/.299/.504. His .803 OPS was the best mark of his nine-year career. Playing in 134 games, too, was a career high.

Garcia, 21, made his MLB debut with the Tigers last season. In 51 plate appearances, Garcia batted .319 with a .373 on-base percentage. He finished with three RBIs, three walks and 10 strikeouts.