Detroit Tigers avoid arbitration with all nine eligible players


Detroit – You must hand it over to General Manager Al Avila and his lieutenants Sam Menzin and Jay Sartori. As the 1:00 p.m. Friday deadline approached, it did not seem possible for all nine eligible players to be signed.

But that’s exactly what they did.

After signing pitcher Michael Fulmer for a year at $ 3.1 million on Thursday, they came on the following terms:

►Linker pitcher Matthew Boyd ($ 6.5 million)

►Linker Pitcher Daniel Norris ($ 3.475 million)

► Right-handed Buck Farmer ($ 1.85 million)

► Right-handed Jose Cisnero ($ 970,000)

► Right-handed Joe Jimenez ($ 1.5 million)

►Usage player Niko Goodrum ($ 2.1 million)

►First Baseman / Third Baseman Jeimer Candelario ($ 2.85 million).

►Center Fielder JaCoby Jones ($ 2.65 million).

All nine of these players are expected to play key roles for the club in 2021.

Since 2001, the Tigers have only had to go through arbitration with one player once. That was Fulmer in 2019, when the referee sided with the Tigers.

Across the league, 13 players went to arbitration, including Angels Shohei Ohtani, Dodgers Walker Buehler and Astros Carlos Correa.

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