Tigers reach $9.95M deal with Castellanos
The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with Nicholas Castellanos, agreeing on a $9.95 million deal with the outfielder for 2019.
Detroit also reached agreements with lefthanders Matthew Boyd ($2.6 million), Daniel Norris ($1,275,000) and Blaine Hardy ($1.3 million). Right-hander Michael Fulmer is the Tigers’ only arbitration-eligible player without a deal. He asked for $3.4 million and was offered $2.8 million.
The 26-year-old Castellanos hit .298 last year with 23 home runs and 89 RBIs, when he made $6,075,000. He’s considered a candidate to be traded, with the Tigers rebuilding after consecutive 98-loss seasons.
Rockies: Four-time AllStar third baseman Nolan Arenado asked for $30 million in salary arbitration, while Colorado offered $24 million. Arenado, who has won six straight Gold Glove Awards and four consecutive Silver Slugger Awards, made $17.85 million last year. Twins: Right-hander Kyle Gibson and left fielder Eddie Rosario are among eight players who avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts.
Rays: Catcher Mike Zunino, third baseman Matt Duffy and relief pitcher Chaz Roe agreed to oneyear contracts.
Padres: Wil Myers said he’s moving back to the crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego probably is still in the market for a third baseman.