With the completion of the deals, right-handed relief pitcher Al Alburquerque remains the only arbitration-eligible player the Tigers have yet to settle with.
Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games.
Even limited by the injuries, the two-time MVP turned in a batting average of .313 and smacked 25 home runs and a career-high 52 doubles.
Investing in Scherzer is inherently risky because the amount of the investment will be so great, but in my mind, the risk is worth taking.
Simon, 33, made the All-Star Game last season and recorded a 3.44 ERA over 32 starts for the Reds.
Porcello pitched the best he ever has in 2014, recording an ERA of 3.43 over 204 2/3 innings.
Only Clayton Kershaw – significantly younger and significantly more productive – has commanded that kind of deal.
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera gave fans some good news Monday, tweeting a photo of himself at a gym.
“We’ll listen to anything … but we like having five real good, five solid starting pitchers,” Dombrowski said. “We’re content.”
Dave Dombrowski said in mid-November that Detroit would not re-sign Hunter because the team did not want to use him as an everyday player