General manager Al Avila will certainly have his work cut out for him if he wants to successfully lead the Detroit Tigers through a rebuild and back to the World Series.
On Friday night, the Tigers announced they have agreed to terms with Shane Greene, Alex Wilson, and Nicholas Castellanos. By doing so, both sides have avoided arbitration.
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with RHP's Shane Greene and Alex Wilson and OF Nicholas Castellanos. The club has avoided arbitration with each of the three players. pic.twitter.com/za56FYS6ml
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) January 12, 2018
According to Jon Heyman, the Castellanos deal will be worth $6.05 million for the 2018 season.
castellanos, tigers settle at $6.05M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 12, 2018
Castellanos, who was primarily a third baseman for the Tigers before late in the 2017 season, is expected to be the starting right fielder in 2018.
Last season, Castellanos, who is 25-years-old, hit .272 with a career-high 26 home runs and 101 RBIs in 157 games.
Shortstop Jose Iglesias, as of now, has still not reached a deal with the Tigers.
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