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BREAKING: Detroit Tigers sign Nicholas Castellanos

According to the Detroit Tigers they have avoided arbitration by signing outfielder Nicholas Castellanos to a 1-year, $9.95 million contract.

From Detroit Tigers:

The Detroit Tigers today announced that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, thus avoiding arbitration.

Castellanos, 26, saw time in 157 games last season, hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 89 RBI. He finished the season ranked third in the AL with 185 hits and 56 multi-hit games, while he was fourth with 46 doubles and 10 outfield assists, eighth with 310 total bases and 74 extra-base hits and ninth with a .298 batting average. He also ranked second in the Majors with 19 games of three-or-more hits.

In six big league seasons, Castellanos has hit .274/.323/.459 with 308 runs scored, 171 doubles, 29 triples, 93 home runs and 387 RBI in 737 games.

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GM Bob Quinn: Team is tougher since I took over

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn recently spoke to media members and stated his belief that the team is tougher to play against since he took the reigns in January of 2016.

During his first two years as GM, the Lions finished 9-7 both times with average offensive and defensive numbers. Though the defense remained average during head coach Matt Patricia’s first year, the offense took a dip in efficiency, ranking 25th overall in scoring.

But Quinn is choosing to look more at the intangibles rather than the hard numbers.

“I think we’re a more physical team,” Quinn said. “I think we have a much better and sound, fundamentally, defense, especially run defense. I think we play a physical brand of football, which before, I didn’t think that was the case my first year or two. I think this year, we drastically improved that. …I think the same thing can be said for the offensive line and the running game. I know that part’s better.”

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