The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement on a six-year, $140 million contract with free-agent shortstop Javier Baez, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press on Tuesday morning. He has an opt-out in his contract. The Tigers have now acquired three key pieces this offseason, giving the team a better chance of making the
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The Tigers are closing in on a multi-year agreement with free-agent shortstop Javier Baez, reports MLB.com’s Jon Morosi (Twitter links). The Wasserman client is expected to sign for a six-year term if the contract indeed crosses the finish line, Morosi adds. Shortstop has been a glaring need for the Tigers since the onset of free agency,
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Javier Báez and the Tigers are nearing a six-year deal, a source told MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi late Monday night. The club has not confirmed the report. Báez has been earmarked by fans and front offices for several years as a marquee name in this winter’s crop of free-agent shortstops, but he enters the offseason
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Ronald Blum |  AP Baseball Writer New York – Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected lockout. The pair are among among
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Detroit — Trying to make sense out of what we just witnessed over the last two days and what it may or may not portend for the Tigers. More than $977 million in salary commitments were distributed among free-agent players Sunday and Monday. So far this offseason, teams, mostly non-playoff teams, have committed some $1.7 billion to
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DETROIT — While teams build excitement bulking up their rosters with free agents and veterans in chase of a playoff race, the flip side is saying goodbye to familiar players who were part of the rebuild and saw the team through tough times. As the Tigers heat up the Hot Stove market, they have some
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MLB’s non-tender deadline is Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. By that time, every team has to decide whether to offer the players on its 40-man roster with fewer than six years of service time a contract for 2022. If a team chooses to “non-tender” a player — as in, not offer him a contract for
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