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Tigers agree to deal with Justin Wilson, avoid aribtration

Tuesday marked the day for Major League Baseball players to submit a case for a salary raise to their respective ball clubs heading into the 2016 season.

The Detroit Tigers had four players on their big league roster eligible for arbitration – outfielder J.D. Martinez, shortstop Jose Iglesias, utility man Andrew Romine, and new to the Tigers this season, reliever Justin Wilson.

Wilson was acquired from the Yankees back in December in an effort to help bolster a bullpen that struggled mightily in 2015. General Manager Al Avila wasted little time in taking care of Wilson, who was entering just the first stage of arbitration in his career.

Wilson last year in New York had a solid season, posting a 3.10 ERA in 61 innings of work. His career ERA is a shade above 3.00 over his first three full seasons and change, logging nearly 200 innings.

All 30 teams have until Friday, January 15th to iron out a deal with their player, or else the two sides must  go through an arbitration hearing to settle on a dollar figure.

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