The Detroit Tigers have made some roster moves on Wednesday regarding some of their arbitration-eligible players.
The Tigers today announced that the club will not tender a contract for the 2016 season to RHP's Al Alburquerque and Neftali Feliz.
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) December 2, 2015
This move by the Tigers makes both Al Alburquerque and Neftali Feliz free agents.
Alburquerque, 29, spent the last five seasons with the Tigers. His best year was in 2014, when he compiled a 2.51 ERA in 72 apperances. He took a major step back and had consistency problems in 2015, posting a 4.21 ERA in 67 games. A five-year roller coaster span earned him a 3.20 ERA with Detroit.
Feliz, 27, was once of the better relievers in all of baseball not too long ago. The 2010 Rookie of the Year had a career-worst 6.38 ERA in games with the Tigers and Texas Rangers this season. Feliz was picked up by Detroit in mid-July, and in 30 games posted an ERA north of 7.00.
Alburquerque and Feliz were two of the five arbitration-eligible players for the Tigers. Outfielder J.D. Martinez and infielders Jose Iglesias and Andrew Romine were all tendered 2016 contracts and will get pay raises through the abritration process in February.