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Friday, July 10, 2020

Official: Detroit Tigers ink 1st round draft pick Spencer Torkelson to record-breaking contract

The ink has hit the paper, and it’s now official: Detroit Tigers first round draft selection Spencer Torkelson is now officially a member of the team.

His $8,416,300 bonus is the highest bonus ever awarded to a player in MLB Draft history.


“That pressure drives me, makes me work harder,” Torkelson said during an interview after the draft. “I don’t let it faze me. It’s a privilege to be in the position I’m in.”

The Tigers Summer Camp officially kicks off on Wednesday, and Torkelson is expected to join his new teammates.

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Michael Whitaker
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