DETROIT, MI (The Spread) – Unsurprisingly, oddsmakers have adjusted the Detroit Tigers’ 2012 World Series odds following their acquisition of slugger Prince Fielder.

The Tigers’ odds to win this year’s World Series opened at 14/1 and were hovering around 12/1 earlier this week before they signed Fielder to a massive 9-year, $214 million contract on Tuesday. Now their odds have dropped to 10/1 and may drop further as the start of the regular season approaches.

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Fielder will be the Tigers’ starting first baseman this season as Miguel Cabrera will move to either third base or left field. The two players could also rotate at first place and spend time at DH, as well. Fielder batted .299 last year with 38 home runs, 120 RBI and 95 runs scored.

The Philadelphia Phillies are currently favored at 9/2, while the New York Yankees are 6/1. The Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers are all 8/1, respectively, and the 2010 World Series champion Giants are 15/1.

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