Voices reveal everything.

They tell you, for example, if a person is lying. They unveil hope, resignation, resolve, mistrust — you name the emotion or the disposition and a person's voice is a dead giveaway.

Dave Dombrowski's voice during a Tuesday conference had the tone of a man who had just watched his house burn down.

He got word Monday that Victor Martinez, his single-best hitter next to the deity himself, Miguel Cabrera, was probably gone for 2012 because of a knee he wrecked during a workout last week in Orlando.