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.

Spencer Torkelson
Spencer Torkelson

“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.