Raburn struggled in 2012 but has shown some power in the past.
The Detroit Tigers released Ryan Raburn on Tuesday after a season in which he hit only .171/.226/.254 with one home run in 222 plate appearances. Raburn, 31, had hit 45 home runs over the previous three seasons as a part-time player.
The Miami Marlins are thought to be seeking low-risk, high-reward players with power and Raburn could fit into those plans. He is a career .256/.311/.430 hitter with 54 home runs and has played second base, third base and corner outfield in his seven major-league seasons. He has spent his entire career with the Tigers.
Raburn made $2.1 million last year.